Facebook feud leads to death
Sources : Times News Network
Date of Publishing:26/7/2010
LOVE TRIANGLE TO BLAME
Pontiac (Michigan): A Facebook feud between two women who claimed to love the same prison inmate led to a highspeed chase and a crash that critically injured one of the rivals, killed her friend and left the second rival facing murder charges.
Torrie Emery was arraigned on Friday in Pontiac’s 50th district court on multiple felonies, as friends of the dead woman were holding a car wash to pay for her funeral.
"It's unbelievable," said Pontiac police chief Valard Gross as he described the escalating dispute that ended with Wednesday’s deadly crash. "It's just crazy." According to Gross, Emery, 23, and Danielle Booth, 20, had been feuding for some time, leading to an earlier police complaint.
According to Emery's family, the dispute was over a 23-year-old man now serving time in a Michigan prison. On Wednesday, Emery was driving when she saw Booth in the passenger seat of a car driven by Alesha Abernathy and started chasing her, Gross said. Emery had her 3-year-old daughter in the car with her.
A police officer saw both vehicles rush by at speeds approaching 160kph. The crash killed Abernathy and critically injured Booth, who was in the ICU on Friday. AP
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