Robert Paris charged with murder of woman changing tire

Police charged a man with murder last Tuesday after he struck and killed a woman with his pick-up truck.

The driver, 52-year-old Robert Paris, was drunk at the time of the accident, police told WUSA9.

According to police, Tomika Early, 32 of Suitland, Maryland, was killed while changing her car’s tire on the side of the road at the intersection of Suitland Parkway and Stanton Road a little after 10 p.m.

According to NBC Washington, family and friends said Early’s boyfriend, who was helping her change the tire, found her body 50 feet away from the car.

Early suffered massive body trauma and succumbed to her injuries soon after. According to an MPD press release, after hitting Early the driver continued to drive and rear-ended another car and struck a light-pole.

Paris suffered only minor injuries in the collision. He was arrested at the scene and charged with second degree murder and leaving after colliding.

Paris’ preliminary hearing has been set for July 27 at 9:30 a.m.

 

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