This week, the court is hearing a Union Township man’s defensive case in the murder trial of his girlfriend. According to the defendant, he originally met his girlfriend in March of 2012 online. The two quickly connected and decided to move in together a few months later. Over the next year, the couple began using a wide range of drugs including cocaine, prescription drugs, and heroin. Their drug use slowly spiraled out of control, and according to the defense, their drug use eventually led to the tragic drug-fueled events of October 22, 2013.
A few days before the incident, the defendant admits that the couple had been on a days-long cocaine binge. The two had been arguing over alleged infidelity by the girlfriend for around four days when the two decided to smoke some crack together. The two began to argue and throw things at one another. The defendant claims he stepped out of the room for about ten minutes. During this time, he had called 911. The defendant argues that he was out of his mind in a state of hysteria and attempting to bring the two to the hospital when he accidentally ran over his girlfriend with his Hummer.
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