Santrez Traylor, 34, was arrested and charged in the murder of Amanda Petrowski, his girlfriend and the mother of their two children, WREG reported. The disturbing incident unfolded in front of neighbors around 9 p.m. Sunday outside of Petrowski’s home in Memphis.
“I witnessed a murder. It’s pretty, pretty overwhelming,” Jay Smoot, who is Petrowski’s neighbor, told FOX13 Memphis.
Traylor allegedly began beating Petrowski with a brick before he ran inside, grabbed the keys to the car parked in the driveway and repeatedly ran her over, witnesses said.
She was standing when he first hit her and then she fell down and he repeatedly was hitting her with the brick, hitting her with the brick,” an unidentified neighbor told FOX13. “Kicking, punching her. He was trying to make sure she was dead.”
Traylor allegedly fled the scene, leaving Petrowski’s body in the driveway until officers arrived. Police were initially called to the home about an armed individual.