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Facebook Feud Fuels Road Rage: Michigan Mother Torrie Lynn Emery Charged With Murder

Torrie Lynn Emery (Pontiac Police Dept.)
Facebook Feud Fuels Road Rage: Michigan Mother Torrie Lynn Emery Charged with Murder
Torrie Lynn Emery (Pontiac Police Dept.)

PONTIAC, Mich. (CBS) A 23-year-old Pontiac woman is being charged with second-degree murder after she allegedly let a Facebook argument over a man get the best of her on the road.

Investigators say Torrie Lynn Emery, and 20-year-old Danielle Booth, of Pontiac, Mich., had been arguing on Facebook regarding a love interest; however, the virtual clash turned real-world deadly July 21 when Emery spotted Booth riding in a car driven by another woman, Alesha Abernathy, according to The Detroit Free Press.

Once Emery had them in her sights, her rage took over and she began to pursue them with her vehicle, ramming their car with hers, police told the Free Press.

A Pontiac police detective who witnessed the chase testified last month that both vehicles hit speeds of more than 80 mph.

Their reckless driving caused Abernathy to run a red light and get hit by a truck, killing Abernathy and critically injuring Booth. Booth is still recovering from her injuries, according to the paper.

Emery on the other hand drove away from the crash, but was soon stopped by a detective who discovered the woman's 3-year-old in the car.

Emery is scheduled to be arraigned in Circuit Court Oct. 6 on charges of second-degree murder, assault with intent to do great bodily harm, and child abuse after a judge determined that there was enough evidence for her to stand trial.

According to The Detroit Free Press, the judge denied bond for Emery Wednesday, ordering her to stay in the Oakland County Jail.


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