Charges upgraded for woman accused of running over, killing two Lincoln men

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A woman who has been accused of running over and killing two men with her car now faces first-degree murder charges.

Around 1:30 p.m. Monday, officers were sent to The Lodge apartments near 40th Street and Nebraska Parkway on a report of two men being hit by a vehicle.

When officers arrived, they found maintenance workers Ronald Gonzalez-Ribas, 45, and Christopher Karmazin, 42, both of whom were dead, according to Police Chief Teresa Ewins.

In an affidavit filed Wednesday, investigators say 27-year-old Taylor Bradley ran over both men within “seconds.”

It happened “20-30 yards from any surface designed for driving,” the affidavit alleges.

Deputy Lancaster County Attorney James Rocke alleged that Bradley had also tried to kill another man with her car.

Bradley appeared in court on Wednesday for an arraignment hearing.

She quickly became agitated and repeatedly denied the charges as the judge read them.

Bradley also said more than once that she is on drugs.

“They think I’m on so many drugs because they stock me full of all my mom’s drugs!” she said.

The judge set a $2 million bond for Bradley, citing concerns about the safety of the public if she were to be released.

She must pay 10% of that, $200,000, to get out of jail.

Bradley was arrested Monday on suspicion of two counts of second-degree murder.

Those charges have now been amended to two counts of first-degree murder, according to court documents.

Bradley was also charged with three counts of using a weapon to commit a felony and one count of attempted first-degree murder.

If convicted, she could face life in prison.

Tom Huston, general counsel for Perry Reid Properties, which manages The Lodge, said there were no reports of interactions between Bradley and the two men.

“We are exploring all opportunities to increase safety for all staff,” he said. “I’m not aware of anything in the world that could have prevented this.”

Bradley’s next court appearance will be April 26.

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