Man Charged With Murder for Allegedly Running Over Friend

Man Charged With Murder for Allegedly Running Over Friend

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A Midvale man has been charged with first-degree murder for allegedly killing his friend after apparently running him over last month.

Police say 33-year-old James Corbin Gonzales allegedly hit his friend, 32-year-old Bradley Johnson, with a car after apparently mistaking him for someone he WAS trying to run over.

According to court documents, Gonzales, Johnson and a third person got into a fight last month at an apartment complex.

A short time later, the third person went to his parent's home to get help from a friend. While he was talking to his friend, Johnson and Gonzales showed up. Johnson starting chase the man with a hatchet, while Gonzales tried to run him over with a car.

Court record then said Johnson gave up the chase and began to cross the street, that when Gonzales allegedly swerved and struck Johnson, killing him.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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