August 28, 2012

Brenda White - Pleaded Guilty To Chasing Husband With Truck, Running Him Down Twice

Salt Lake City, UT (The Weekly Vice) - Brenda White, a 36-year-old Utah woman pleaded guilty Monday after she allegedly chased her husband with her SUV, plowed through an office building's front doors and struck her husband....twice.

According to police, White drove to her estranged husband's workplace in April, 2006 to discuss signing refinance papers on their house when the couple had a disagreement over the paperwork.

That's when White allegedly told her husband that she was going to "wipe him off the earth" before storming back to her truck.

White returned to her husband's work about 4 hours later, revved the truck's engine and then sped after her husband as he attempted to flee on foot. When the man fled into a nearby office building, White chased him and crashed through the building's front doors. White struck her husband with the truck, tossing him 10 feet across the room.

When the victim got to his feet and tried to flee again, White struck him a second time with the truck. The man reportedly suffered a broken leg and received more than 60 stitches to his arms, legs and face.

White was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and criminal mischief.

In court, White's attorneys argued that she was suffering from "extreme emotional distress" and had taken too much Xanax prior to the attack. The couple were in the midst of a divorce that apparently wasn't going well.

The husband testified that his wife came to his work place during lunch and played the song "Angry Johnny" by the singer and songwriter Poe. The song includes lyrics that say "I wanna kill you, I wanna blow you away."

White would then make a gun gesture with her hand and point it at his head, according to the victim's testimony.

The week-long trial ended in an abrupt mistrial August 10 when several jurors were heard discussing the case in an elevator outside the courtroom. Jurors were instructed to refrain from discussing the case during the trial proceedings.

Prosecutors were poised to continue the case during a scheduling conference on Monday when White entered a guilty plea instead.

The judge accepted the plea and concluded the case. White is scheduled to be sentenced on January 8.

Danny Vice
The Weekly Vice

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