Oct. 9 (UPI) -- A Tennessee man has been charged with murder after police said he repeatedly ran over his ex-partner on her front lawn.
Memphis police arrested Santrez Traylor, 34, for the death of Amanda Petrowski, 31, with whom he had two children. Neighbors told police they saw Traylor hitting Petrowski with a brick or rock in front of her home before he got into his car and ran her over.
"She was standing when he first hit her and then she fell down and he repeatedly was hitting her with the brick, hitting her with the brick," one neighbor told WHBQ-TV. "Kicking, punching her. He was trying to make sure she was dead."
"We saw a car driving back and forth across the lawn, and we didn't know what was happening from where we could see," neighbor Jay Smoot told WREG-TV. "But it turned out we were witnessing the murder occurring."
Smoot said Traylor tried to leave the scene before police arrived.
"He drove across the yard and into the street and the cops took off after him."
Traylor has been arrested several times previously on domestic violence charges of stalking and beating Petrowski.