Attorney: Hit-and-Run Wasn't Premeditated
Victoria Graham Goode's lawyer admits she killed a romantic rival with her car, but asks for a second-degree murder conviction.Posted — Updated
The prosecution says she first swiped Malone with the car, then tried to attack her with a hammer, then returned to her car and hit Malone a second time, killing her.
Friends said earlier Goode's actions were out of character and a reaction to being told that her lover had left her for Malone.
Prosecutors say that regardless of her emotional state, Goode knew her actions could seriously injure or kill someone. They say Goode made verbal threats at the scene and intended to kill Malone.
He asked the jury to find her guilty of second-degree murder, rather than first-degree murder.
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