A Long Beach woman is facing attempted murder and other counts stemming from an alleged road rage attack in a Beverly Hills supermarket parking lot that left the victim with one leg severed below the knee.
Jamika Marie Abair, 22, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to one felony count each of attempted murder, aggravated mayhem and assault with a deadly weapon — a vehicle.
A second woman, Sarah Gabriella Huerta, 19, of Long Beach, is charged with one felony count of accessory after the fact with knowledge of the crime. She also pleaded not guilty.
The two women allegedly were involved in a run-in with the man, which was reportedly captured on video, in a supermarket parking lot in the 9400 block of Olympic Boulevard last Friday. Abair allegedly drove her vehicle toward the man, pinning him against a railing and severing one of his legs below the knee.
Abair and Huerta were arrested the next day by Beverly Hills police. Abair remains jailed, while Huerta was released from custody Tuesday, according to jail records.
The two are due back at the Airport Branch Courthouse in Los Angeles June 14, when a date is scheduled to be set for a hearing to determine if there is enough evidence to require them to stand trial.
If convicted as charged, Abair faces a possible maximum life sentence in state prison, while Huerta could face up to three years in county jail, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
—City News Service
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