PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Jolene Anderson told the court she was emotionally and physically scarred.
The 18-year-old telling a judge her former lover ran her down in March and tried to kill her.
In March after the incident happened, Anderson spoke with KDKA’s Marty Griffin and her face was covered in scabs and scrapes.
“She just accelerated and I flew on top and I smacked my face off the ground,” she said back in March.
Police records indicate former Allegheny County Jail guard Erica Williams sent hate-filled text messages to Anderson before the incident, threatened to kill her and after the accident tried to apologize.
“Certainly relationships have their good and bad points,” defense attorney David Shrager said. “There’s a big difference between having a bad argument and attempting to kill someone.”
Police reports indicate Williams drove her car at Anderson. She broke down in the courtroom.
When asked by KDKA’s Marty Griffin why she was so upset, Anderson said, “I have no comment at this time.”
Shrager says that all charges should be dropped, including the serious charges of attempted homicide and aggravated assault.
The judge held all of those charges for trial.