November 28, 2008
Kristy Wright - 21 Year Old Woman Charged With Murder After Allegedly Running Over Boyfriend’s Ex-Girlfriend
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Chicago, Illinois (The Weekly Vice) -- Kristy Wright, a 21-year-old South-side Chicago woman has been charged with first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder after allegedly using an SUV to run down her boyfriend's ex-girlfriend.
According to Chicago authorities, Wright was charged with first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder after an altercation back on November 19 left one woman dead and another woman seriously injured.
Police say the incident began when Wright and her boyfriend became engaged in an altercation with Shaunte Sardin outside the St. Elizabeth Elementary School at about 3:30 that afternoon. Police identified Sardin as a 35-year-old mother of two who is the former girlfriend of the suspect's boyfriend.
As the argument escalated, police say Wright climbed into a sport utility vehicle and drove past Sardin and her friend Nikkia Brown, narrowly missing Brown. Sardin allegedly threw an object at the vehicle, shattering it's back window, according to police.
Infuriated further, investigators say Wright turned the vehicle around, sped up and struck Sardin and Brown head on. Sardin died at Northwestern Memorial Hospital about an hour later while Brown suffered a broken vertebra and three broken ribs.
Wright was booked into jail on a $50,000 bond. She is expected to make a preliminary appearance in 'Violence Court' on Monday.
The Weekly Vice Opinion:
We're going to try something new - let us know if you find it useful. We've used Google Earth street view to put you right in front of the school where police say the crime occurred. In this case, it will add some perspective - as this is one of the oldest areas in Chicago. Yes, that makes it gang-land.... where cops don't normally show up for anything much sooner than 30 minutes.
We wouldn't be surprised a bit if the woman who was hit spent 30 minutes waiting for help, despite there being two hospitals within a 10 minute drive of this location.
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