Woman Who Ran Over “Mexican” Teen Charged With Another Hit And Run
The Iowa woman who targeted a teen for being “Mexican” also targeted a 12-year-old boy for being black an hour before the incident.
According to the New York Times, Nicole Marie Poole Franklin was charged with attempted murder after she struck the boy with her Jeep Cherokee while he walking on the sidewalk of an apartment complex in Des Moines. Police say witnesses saw Franklin accelerate her vehicle before the crash. During questioning, Franklin did not make a statement about what caused her to target the young victim. He survived the crash and only suffered from minor injuries.
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After the first incident, Franklin also harassed a Conoco gas station employee and a customer while yelling racial slurs. She was charged with a hate crime, along with public intoxication and a fifth-degree charge for shoplifting. Officers reported that she stole $6.80 worth of items which included a bag of peanuts, an ice cream cone, and a beef jerky stick.
Natalia Miranda, the 14-year-old girl who was hit by Franklin’s vehicle, sustained a concussion and multiple bruises. She was discharged from the hospital after receiving treatment for a week.
“I was in the hospital and I tried moving, and I couldn’t get out of my bed. Sitting up was the worst pain I’ve ever felt.”
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