Pelham man charged in woman’s death makes first court appearance

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (WIAT) – The case of a Pelham man accused of running over a woman is going to a grand jury. Dewey Green, 23, had his first court appearance in Douglasville, Georgia, Friday. He was given no bond and sent back to jail.

The grand jury will hear his case July 25.

Green is accused of rear-ending a car driven by Janice Pitts. When Pitts got out of her car to check the damage, Green ran into her, pinning her between both cars.

He’s charged with murder, battery and aggravated assault. Investigators don’t believe the incident was linked to road rage and they don’t think Green and Pitts knew each other.

Pitts, 53, was a two-time breast cancer survivor. Her daughter, Iesha Davis, says her mom was taking her to work Wednesday when the incident happened.

Her 4-year-old son was also in the SUV and saw the entire thing unfold.

Based on how far along Pitts was, Green could also be charged with feticide. Toxicology tests are being performed to find out if he Green was under the influence of drugs.

Copyright 2014 WIAT 42 News

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