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Police: Man wrecked car trying to kill girlfriend

Posted May 5, 2010
Updated May 6, 2010

— Police arrested a Raleigh man Wednesday morning after investigators determined he intentionally swerved his car into the path of another vehicle in an attempt to kill his girlfriend.

Andrian Bermel Edwards, 27, of 900 Lake Front Drive, Apt. E, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and misdemeanor child abuse.

He was being held without bond in the Wake County jail and is scheduled to appear in court at 9 a.m. on May 26.

Police said Edwards was driving his girlfriend and their 4-year-old child at about 8 p.m. Tuesday when the couple began to argue. Edwards then steered the car into the path of a vehicle driven by Julia Murphy Raynor near the intersection of Sawmill Road and Longstreet Drive, according to investigators.

Raynor, 70, of Newton Grove, was critically injured in the wreck and was taken to WakeMed for treatment, police said.

Reuben Massey, owner of Ace Towing, said Raynor’s family came to see her wrecked vehicle.

“They seemed angry, which I couldn't blame them,” Massey said. “They say she (Raynor) was paralyzed from the waist down.”

Neither Edwards, his girlfriend nor their child was seriously injured.


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  • shortcake53 May 6, 2010

    The most selfish act I have ever heard of. Not only was he trying to kill his girlfriend, he didnt give a rats behind who else he took out in the process. Where does he get off using the rest of us as a killing ground? Lord only knows the scars this will leave on the poor child, but the innocent woman in the other car did nothing to deserve being used the way she was.
    This man does not belong in society, sucking up air the rest of us need.

  • monkie May 5, 2010

    In my opinion, they should send the man to the lady's family and friends and let them "take care of him" instead of taxpayers paying to keep him in jail

  • familyfour May 5, 2010

    He didn't just try to kill her....there was a FOUR YEAR OLD IN THE BACK SEAT.

    Obviously, abuse is a huge issue here. I hope they throw him under the jail, and that the mom and child walk and never look back.

  • makeitright May 5, 2010

    Pre meditated Murder attempt. Get the chair for this guy. But some laywer will try to prove he was yelled at or something when he was young so it's all OK.

  • mec_67 May 5, 2010

    I was taking a yoga class *right* next to where the accident happened. We didn't see it, but we sure heard it. And there were no braking sounds, just a huge crash. And then suddenly, every emergency vehicle for miles was there, and, now that I know what happened, no wonder.

    They need to put this monster under the jail.

  • dukefanatic May 5, 2010

    What the heck is wrong with people these days? That poor child, so innocent and such screwed up parents. They shouldn't even be arguing in front of the child to start with. I don't understand some of these parents who take for granted what they have and then the couples trying to harm or kill each other because things aren't going the way they want them to go!! What are we teaching our children? I hope this man gets what he deserves, the sad thing is, he will end up just like the man who shot and killed his ex-girlfriend at Duke yesterday. Sad.

  • dissatisifiedwitheverything May 5, 2010

    People like this shouldn't be allowed to breed.

  • TStills May 5, 2010

    Nice work, lardhead. Couldnt he have just sat on her and accomplished the same thing? No need to endanger the old lady and the little child.

  • Justin T. May 5, 2010

    Based on the photo I'd say he definitely couldn't catch her on foot.

  • Tiffany2007 May 5, 2010

    I can't even believe what I just read. Have this world gone crazy? He need a jail cell with the woman that left her kids alone for 4 days ...a cell on Alcatraz, in the old building without food.