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Woman Charged in Fatal Raleigh Hit-and-Run

Posted July 1, 2007 1:30 p.m. EDT
Updated July 2, 2007 5:21 a.m. EDT

— Raleigh police have charged a woman with murder in Sunday's hit-and-run after one of the victims died in the hospital.

Victoria Graham Goode, 55, of 1229 Bentley Lane, was charged with one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder, one count of assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill and one count of larceny, police said.

Goode's former roommate, Tanya Lynette Mattison, was retrieving property from the house on Bentley Lane when the incident occurred, police said.

Veronica Elaine Malone, 38, and a 15-year-old male, whose name has not been released, were helping Mattison move some of her items from the house, police said.

Goode returned to the residence and, using a vehicle she was driving, struck the driver’s door of a vehicle at the scene, injuring Malone, police said.

Goode then parked her vehicle and started a physical dispute, authorities said.

A short time later, Goode got back into her vehicle, drove down the street, turned around and returned to 1229 Bentley Lane. She hit Malone and the 15-year-old as she passed the address and fled the scene, police said.

Malone and the 15-year-old were transported to WakeMed, where Malone later died, authorities said. The young man suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Police apprehended Goode at 2805 Willow Ct. where she was taken into custody without further incident. The larceny charge against her relates to property that was owned by Mattison.

The investigation of the case is continuing, police said.

Neighbor Tarrie Mouzzon said she and her brother were outside when the hit-and-run occurred.

“We heard somebody scream, and a lady said somebody got hit and we tried to attend to the lady," she said.

Mouzzon said she ran into the street to help Malone and the young man when Goode then made a U-turn, came back down the street and hit Malone again.

“Next thing I know, I had to jump out of the way,” Mouzzon said. “She didn’t have no remorse or nothing.”