Philadelphia woman to trial for hit-and-run targeting rival

A Philadelphia woman must stand trial on attempted homicide and other charges for a hit-and-run that cost a woman she considered a romantic rival one of her legs.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports 29-year-old Precious Coleman was ordered to trial at a preliminary hearing Thursday, despite objections from her public defender, Stephanie Fennell.

Fennell argued that Coleman should only stand trial for aggravated assault because she didn’t intend to kill the victims.

Beatrice “Dee Dee” Spence testified that Coleman’s SUV hopped a curb and pinned Spence and her uncle, Damon Watson, against the porch of their home on April 17.

Spence’s leg was severely broken and was amputated.

Spence testified that she just “wanted to fight, to get it over with” — but that Coleman threatened to kill her then smashed into her with the vehicle.

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