Chicago Woman Charged With Murder in Car-Slamming Death

May 15, 2017

Authorities say 24-year-old Chynna Stapleton of Chicago has been charged with first-degree murder after allegedly slamming an 18-year-old into a tree with her car after an argument. 

Police say the incident happened around 11 p.m. Friday on Chicago's South Side. The Cook County medical examiner says 18-year-old Tatyanna Lewis died from multiple blunt force injuries and ruled her death a homicide.  Police say Lewis was the daughter of a police officer. 

Authorities allege that after an argument Stapleton got into a 2002 Jeep Liberty and chased Lewis onto a sidewalk and pushed her into a tree with the car. Stapleton was arrested late Friday.  Stapleton's brother claims his sister was attacked first.