Woman charged with killing rival with Jeep found not guilty

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Tatyanna Lewis

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago woman charged with killing her romantic rival by ramming her several times with a Jeep has been found not guilty of first-degree murder.

The Chicago Tribune reports that a Cook County jury on Friday acquitted 26-year-old Chynna Stapleton after deliberating for about four hours.

During the trial, prosecutors contended that in May 2017, Stapleton intentionally rammed her vehicle into 18-year-old Tatyanna Lewis in a dispute over a man. But Stapleton’s attorneys argued that the Jeep striking Lewis was a tragic accident that came after Lewis attacked Stapleton.

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