Suspect in fatal hit-and-run charged with murder
Posted May 17, 2010 4:10 p.m. EDT
Updated May 17, 2010 4:49 p.m. EDT
Raleigh, N.C. — Police on Monday upgraded the charges in a fatal hit-and-run last fall to murder.
Phylicia Olivia Price, 25, of 4339 Tralee Place in Raleigh, was charged with second-degree murder in the Sept. 27 death of Whitney Monique Mangum.
Price, who initially was charged with felony hit-and-run in the case, was being held Monday in the Wake County jail without bond.
Police said that Mangum, 21, of Raleigh, was run over on Hodge Road during a dispute with the occupants of a vehicle that Price was driving.
A witness told a 911 dispatcher that Mangum was trying to hang onto Price's vehicle and was dragged for a distance before falling off.
Blood was found in Price's vehicle and bloody fingerprints were on the inside of a passenger window, according to a search warrant.
Another driver took Mangum to a local hospital, police said. Officers found Price's vehicle about 3 miles away and arrested her.