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Police: Man wrecked car trying to kill girlfriend

Posted May 5, 2010 11:48 a.m. EDT
Updated May 6, 2010 6:28 p.m. EDT

— 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.