Woman charged with mur­der in bi­cy­clist’s death

Porterville Recorder - - STATE -

A South­ern Cal­i­for­nia woman has been charged with mur­der after po­lice say she in­ten­tion­ally hit a bi­cy­clist, killing her.

Sixty-one-year-old­san­dra Wick­sted of Clare­mont was charged Tues­day with mur­der in the death of 54-yearold Les­lie Ann Pray. Pros­e­cu­tors say she also was charged with four counts of at­tempted mur­der for try­ing to run over four other peo­ple be­fore she hit Pray in Clare­mont just be­fore noon Satur­day.

Though po­lice say they be­lieve Wick­sted in­ten­tion­ally hit Pray, they have not said why. Pros­e­cu­tors say in their com­plaint that Wick­sted's ac­tions were “will­ful, de­lib­er­ate and pre­me­di­ated.”

It's un­clear whether Wick­sted has an at­tor­ney. She has a court ap­pear­ance set for Fri­day.

Wick­sted is be­ing held on $2 mil­lion bail.

If con­victed of mur­der, she would face life in prison.

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