An SUV driver is facing murder and hit-and-run charges in an alleged argument-fueled death of a bicyclist last month near the University of Southern California.
Andrew Williams, 32, had his arraignment rescheduled Wednesday to Nov. 20 in connection with the Oct. 15 death of Ruben Wharton Vanegas.
Prosecutors allege that Williams was driving his SUV when he came across Vanegas in the 3900 block of South Vermont Avenue and they got into an argument. Prosecutors would not elaborate on the subject of the argument.
Williams allegedly ran over the 35-year-old man, dragging his body for about 100 feet, and took off. The victim died at the scene.
Williams was arrested four days later by Los Angeles police and held in lieu of $1 million bail, according to jail records.
If convicted as charged, he could face up to 25 years to life in state prison, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
—Staff and wire reports
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