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Man with history of domestic violence ‘kills girlfriend, repeatedly running over her body with a car on their front lawn after smashing her with a brick’ – Santrez Traylor faces aggravated murder in death of Amanda Petrowski

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Santrez Traylor on Sunday killed the mother of his two children by bludgeoning her with a brick and repeatedly running over her body with a car on their front lawn in Memphis, Tenn
Traylor, 34, charged with second-degree murder and aggravated assault in killing of 31-year-old Amanda Petrowski in Memphis
With neighbors watching  Traylor bashed his long term girlfriend in the head with a brick, kicked and punched the fallen woman
He went into the house grabbed keys, then got into a car and ran her over at least four times
Traylor had a history of domestic abuse targeting Petrowski, and the two children they shared
A month earlier, Traylor was charged with criminal trespassing and domestic assault for allegedly threatening to beat Petrowski’s ‘brains in‘ and putting one of the children through a wall
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Santrez Traylor [photo], has been charged with second-degree murder and aggravated assault in the killing of the mother of his two children
According to the Memphis Police Department, on Sunday night officers responded to a home in the 3200 block of Carnes Avenue, where they found the lifeless body of 31-year-old Amanda Petrowski.
Petrowski’s long-time boyfriend and the father of her two children, 34-year-old Santrez Traylor, initially fled the scene but was later arrested and charged with second-degree murder and aggravated assault.
Santrez Traylor and Amanda Petrowski 1Santrez Traylor [left] who has a history of domestic violence against his long-time girlfriend Amanda Petrowski [right], police say, attacked Petrowski with a brick and then repeatedly ran over her with his car
Petrowski’s neighbors in the Orange Mound section of Memphis said they witnessed the deadly domestic dispute unfold before their eyes on Sunday.
One eyewitness recounted how Traylor repeatedly struck Petrowksi with a brick in front of their home. When the woman collapsed to the ground, he allegedly proceeded to kick and punch her.
Moments later, according to witness accounts, Traylor entered the home to get the keys to the car parked in the driveway, got behind the wheel and ran over Petrowski’s body about four times, according to Fox 13 Memphis.

‘But it turned out we were witnessing the murder occurring.’
According to a police affidavit cited by the station WREG, Traylor was charged with criminal trespassing and domestic assault a month ago after he showed up at his girlfriend’s residence threatening to ‘beat her brains in’ and to put one of their children ‘through the wall.’
The document also states that Traylor called Petrowski 200 times in just one day.
His criminal record also includes counts of domestic assault causing bodily harm stemming from two separate incidents that took place in May and June 2015. He is being held  in the Shelby County Jail.

 

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