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Prince George's County Woman Runs Over Husband After Argument, Police Say

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    Police say a woman admitted running over her husband with a car, but neighbors are shedding light on a possible motive. Prince George's County Bureau Chief Tracee Wilkins reports. (Published Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015)

    A Lanham, Maryland, woman intentionally hit her husband with an SUV Sunday afternoon, killing him, police said. 

    The suspect, Araceli Alvarez-Mendoza, 37, and her husband, Fernando Fragoso-Duana, 36, got into an argument at their home on the 9400 block of Worrell Avenue, according to Prince George's County police. Fragoso-Duana then walked away from the home. 

    Mendoza followed her husband in an SUV, drove alongside him for a bit and intentionally ran him over with the vehicle, police say.

    "She ran him over. I sat there and I watched her, she did that on purpose," a witness told News4. She opened her front door to find the wrecked vehicle in her front yard, and said Mendoza stepped out of the SUV screaming.

    Mendoza then tried to pull her husband from underneath the vehicle to no avail. A neighbor tried using a car jack to lift the car off of Duana.

    Police arrived at the intersection of Seabrook Road and Washington Boulevard about 12:20 p.m. and found Duana unresponsive underneath the SUV. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

    Mendoza is charged with first-degree murder and has admitted her involvement in her husband's death, police said. 

    Anyone with information is asked to call police at 301-772-4925. Tipcs can be sent anonymously by phone to 1-866-411-TIPS,  by text message to CRIMES or online at www.pgpolice.org.