- Associated Press - Monday, May 15, 2017

CHICAGO (AP) - Authorities say a 24-year-old Chicago woman has been charged with first-degree murder after allegedly slamming an 18-year-old into a tree with her car after an argument.

Chynna Stapleton was ordered held without bail during a Monday court hearing.

Police say the incident happened around 11 p.m. Friday on Chicago’s South Side. The Cook County medical examiner says 18-year-old Tatyanna Lewis died from multiple blunt force injuries and ruled her death a homicide. Police say Lewis was the daughter of a police officer.

Authorities allege that after an argument Stapleton got into a 2002 Jeep Liberty and chased Lewis onto a sidewalk and pushed her into a tree with the car. Stapleton was arrested late Friday.

The Chicago Sun-Times (https://bit.ly/2pOyWWc) reports Stapleton’s brother claimed Monday that his sister was attacked first.



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