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Minnesota man facing criminal charges for death of girlfriend

It is not uncommon for couples to argue over disagreements. However, a Minnesota man is now facing charges after allegedly killing his girlfriend after a supposed argument. Police and a witness claim that he did so with his truck. He is now facing criminal charges relating to her death. 

According to reports, a witness saw the woman lying in the road and pulled over. The witness questioned the man, who was standing nearby, and he allegedly admitted that he ran over the woman. The man then reportedly moved his truck back into his driveway before the fire department and police arrived.

A housemate of the man claimed during a police interview that the man and woman had had a serious argument earlier in the day. They also said that the woman attempted to run after the man and jump into the truck bed as he drove away from the residence. It was stated that the truck sped up and then braked three times before the victim was found lying in the road. Police have charged the man with criminal vehicular homicide, which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.

Whenever someone is facing criminal charges, he or she would likely benefit from consulting an experienced Minnesota criminal defense attorney. An attorney can work toward protecting a person's legal rights as well as help him or her build a strong defense to present before the court. Additionally, an attorney could provide guidance and support and assist in any future related legal proceedings.

Source: CBS Minnesota, "Watertown Man Charged With Killing Girlfriend With Truck", Nov. 17, 2017

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