Woman charged with attempted murder of good Samaritan

first_img August 30, 2019 KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Posted: August 30, 2019 Woman charged with attempted murder of good Samaritan SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Attempted murder and felony hit-and-run charges were filed today against a woman accused of running over a good Samaritan with an SUV after the man confronted her for allegedly beating a girl in an apartment complex parking lot near the Lincoln Park neighborhood.Tantrina Spencer-Simmons, 24, would face nearly 14 years in prison if convicted as charged, but additional child abuse counts could be filed in the future, said Deputy District Attorney Brian Erickson.Spencer-Simmons is being held on $1 million bail and is due back in court Sept. 11 for a readiness conference.The 50-year-old victim, whose name was withheld, remains hospitalized in critical condition, according to authorities.The man was one of several people who heard a child — later identified as the defendant’s 8-year-old sister — screaming in a parking lot in the 300 block of 47th Street just after 2 p.m. Wednesday, according to police.Erickson alleged that the victim saw Spencer-Simmons striking the girl with a belt, told her to stop and took out his cell phone to call police, and the defendant responded by deliberately striking the man with her SUV. The impact flipped him onto the SUV’s hood, and when he slipped off, he was dragged beneath the vehicle for 60 feet, according to the prosecutor, who said the entire incident was captured on video cameras from a nearby trolley station.The suspect drove off, but turned herself in later that day.The victim has undergone two surgeries and remains hospitalized with a host of injuries, including a broken pelvis, ruptured internal organs, and road rash on over 50 percent of his body, according to Erickson.“He stepped in and was going to do the right thing and unfortunately, it cost him and his family severely,” Erickson said. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more