DETROIT (WJBK) - A judge determined Wednesday there was enough evidence to continue the case against a woman accused of running over and killing her boyfriend in Detroit.
Danisha Mathis, 20, has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of 25-year-old Detroit resident Terrence Ricks.
Police say at 9:13 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, Ricks was running on foot as Mathis chased him in her car in the 21000 block of West 7 Mile.
It is alleged Mathis drove onto the sidewalk at 7 Mile and Trinity Street, struck Rick with her car and dragged him along the street. After a few moments, Ricks became dislodged from the vehicle, and Maths sped away.
EMTs responded to the scene and Ricks was pronounced deceased at the hospital.
Mathis was arrested June 14.
While in court Wednesday, prosecutors trying to prove there is enough evidence to continue the case played multiple surveillance videos in which a man, who they say is Ricks, is seen running from a car that's chasing him.
In the first video, the suspect drives down the sidewalk, and then attempts to strike him but misses him as he sprints into the street.
In the second video, the driver hits the man, and he is dragged underneath car for several seconds until he left motionless on the ground.
The driver is seen fleeing the scene.
Mathis' lawyer argued there is insufficient evidence of premeditation and deliberation.
"What we saw was the vehicle being driven toward the young man and then he slips and falls," she said. "I don't know that under the circumstances of what we saw that that is evidence of intent."
However, the judge determined there was enough probable cause and the case was bound over to Wayne County circuit court.