Jury disputes cough syrup defense in Missouri mugger killing

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri woman has been convicted of motor-vehicle murder after a jury dismissed defense arguments that she suffered from cough syrup-induced psychosis.

That Springfield News leader reports that a jury found 50-year-old Elizabeth McKeown guilty of first-degree murder Friday in the death of 57-year-old Barbara Foster.

Police say McKeown was on her way to the bank to make a car payment in November 2018 when she backed up to Foster because Foster was not driving fast enough. When Foster got out of her vehicle and called 911 to report the accident, police said McKeown reversed and ran Foster over.

The public prosecutor described the act as a “brutal murder”.

https://fox2now.com/news/missouri/jurors-deny-cough-syrup-defense-in-missouri-road-rage-killing/ Jury disputes cough syrup defense in Missouri mugger killing

Nate Jones

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