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North Carolina Woman Faces Murder Charge After She Runs Over, Kills Her Husband with Car, Cops Say

Woman Charged With Murder After Fatally Striking Husband With Car: Cops
Source: Elizabeth City Police Department; Mega

Tyisha Major had her charges upgraded to murder after fatally striking her husband with a car, police said.

Mar. 22 2024, Published 12:03 p.m. ET

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A North Carolina woman is facing a murder charge after she allegedly ran over her husband with a vehicle and killed him, according to authorities.

Around 2:30 a.m. on Feb. 8, police in Elizabeth City responded to a motor vehicle crash, the Elizabeth City Police Department said.

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At the scene, officers found 43-year-old Jermaine Major trapped under a 2004 Acura sedan.

First responders worked to pull the victim out and performed lifesaving measures, but Major died from his injuries.

Authorities said they arrested the driver of the Acura, the victim’s wife, 44-year-old Tyisha Major, and initially charged her with driving while impaired and felony death by motor vehicle.

She was booked into the Albemarle District Jail on a $50,000 bond.

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On March 18, Tyisha Major was arrested again after she was indicted on a count of murder, officials said.

She was rebooked into the Albemarle District Jail and is being held without bond.

Her next scheduled court appearance date is April 8.


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