A Wisconsin woman has been charged with first-degree murder after allegedly killing a man she recently met online by stabbing him then intentionally running him past, after which she turned around. Cross the block and run down to the victim again “to make sure he’s dead,” according to a criminal complaint filed in Milwaukee County Court.
Lydia Carmona-Cartagena, 23, appeared in court Monday on charges of first-degree murder and use of a dangerous weapon. Carmona-Cartagena is 5 feet tall was previously arrested for felony domestic abuse, and was still jailed with $100,000 in cash. She faces life in prison if found guilty of the new charges.
The gruesome incident happened in the early hours of December 9, the lawsuit states. Shortly after 5:45 a.m., a witness identified in the file as “JH” came out of the bathroom and heard screaming outside.
When JH looked out the window, she saw Carmona-Cartagena having sex with Chad Wilson, 41, the complaint reads. JH said it initially appeared that Wilson was on top of Carmona-Cartagena, hitting her, but she realized things were going the other way when she watched Carmona-Cartagena “pull”. [Wilson] and entice him. “
Carmona-Cartagena later told police she and Wilson had met on Facebook a week or two earlier, according to the complaint. They first met on December 8 and spent “approximately 24 hours” together, the suit explaining that “while hanging out, they drank a bit of alcohol and took drugs, including cocaine.”
But somewhere, everything turns black.
At Wilson’s house, Carmona-Cartagena “is putting a lighter and a mug on the table.” [Wilson],” the complaint says. “She didn’t like his aggression, so she asked him to drive her home.”
On the way, Wilson stopped and told her to get out, the lawsuit alleges. Carmona-Cartagena “was not pleased because she had a big bag of clothes that she was going to have to take home,” it said. She then pulled a knife from her purse, chased Wilson across the street and allegedly “stabbed him three times.” [in] legs and belly” before Wilson could get the knife away from Carmona-Cartagena.
As Wilson was calling for help, Carmona-Cartagena “stepped forward and kicked [him] JH told detectives and explained that Carmona-Cartagena then got into Wilson’s black Cadillac SUV and “drives at [Wilson]… appeared to be trying to hit his vehicle,” the complaint reads. Wilson managed to hide behind a tree, according to JH, who estimated Carmona-Cartagena crashed Wilson’s car “three or four times”.
“JH said that [Carmona-Cartagena] then drive around the block and hit [Wilson] again,” the complaint says. “JH has described many times that [Carmona-Cartagena] run over [Wilson], even after driving around the block or through a neighbor’s yard. JH said that she finally saw [Carmona-Cartagena] run over [Wilson]neck and head. “
JH then saw Carmona-Cartagena standing in front of Wilson, saying something to him, according to the lawsuit. She “left when the horn started to sound,” and fled the scene by driving into a nearby alley.
Another witness, identified in the complaint as “TP”, told detectives she left the house around 6:05 a.m. and “saw something in the street that she initially thought was an animal.”
“TP had to orbit the object and found that it was a human body,” the complaint says. TP pulled over and called 911. While on the phone, TP said she saw a black SUV coming from behind and tried to stop the driver from hitting Wilson again. Carmona-Cartagena then got out of the car and stood on her feet “without saying a word,” looked at TP, and drove off, according to the complaint.
Both witness accounts were backed up with surveillance video from a nearby church, the lawsuit states.
Wilson was pronounced dead by the Milwaukee Fire Department at 6:24 a.m. “from traumatic injury.” [the] lawsuit said.
Detectives conducted a search of the SUV, eventually finding it about a block away, in the Carmona-Cartagena driveway. She was sitting inside the car, “had an accident and had blood stains on the headlights and grill on the front passenger side [sic],” According to the complaint.
Officers placed Carmona-Cartagena under house arrest, after which she made “several unsolicited statements,” the complaint continued.
“I know why I hit him, for my safety, but I hope he’s okay,” Carmona-Cartagena told first responders, claiming she ran over Wilson because “” he’ll pull a gun at you.”
Carmona-Cartagena allegedly admitted taking Wilson’s car keys as he lay bleeding on the ground, then returned to his SUV and drove towards him.
“She said she failed a few times and was eventually able to hit him on the street,” according to the complaint. “She saw that he was still moving after she ran over the first time, so she had him run a few more times to make sure he was dead. She says she ran him the first time to kill him. She knows she has plenty of chances to drive away, but she thinks he’s a gang member and has a gun and is coming to retaliate. “
After allegedly killing Wilson, who was described by the local NBC affiliate WTMJ as a community advocate The complaint says Carmona-Cartagena told police she went to see Wilson and knew he was dead, so she leaned over and closed her eyes. She then left the scene when she heard the sirens getting closer and closer. She drove to her residence and a team arrived a short time later.”
An autopsy determined Wilson’s death to be homicide by force trauma. His family could not be reached on Tuesday.
Carmona-Cartagena offensive lineback Vincent Paul Guimont did not immediately respond to The Daily Beast’s request for comment. Carmona-Cartagena will return to court for a preliminary hearing on December 23.
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