On Dec. 8, Dene Blakely, 39, was reportedly involved in a verbal dispute with the victim, whose identity was not released, according to the San Pablo Police Department.
Blakely confronted the woman and accused her of stealing a package from her home, authorities said. Police did not confirm if the victim had actually stolen a package.
The altercation escalated and ended with Blakely allegedly intentionally hitting the victim with her vehicle, according to police.
She was initially charged with assault with a deadly weapon.
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On Dec. 23, the victim died from her injuries and the charges against Blakely were upgraded to murder, according to authorities.
She was arraigned on the new murder charge and was being held on a $1 million bond.
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