Woman on trial accused of crashing into ex-husband

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Posted: Aug 07, 2012 4:16 PM
Woman on trial accused of crashing into ex-husband

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The attorney of a Utah woman charged with ramming an SUV through an office building to hit her estranged husband says she was on a large amount of anxiety medication and was "not in her right mind."

Attorney Jason Schatz made the argument Tuesday during the start of the trial for 36-year-old Brenda Christine White. The incident happened in 2006 but there have been several appeals because her defense attorneys have appealed to use the argument that White was under extreme emotional distress.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports (http://goo.gl/gZ0tU) that White faces charges of attempted murder and criminal mischief.

Authorities say White hit her ex-husband twice with her Ford Explorer after crashing through the office building in Salt Lake County.

The trial is scheduled to last through Thursday.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, http://www.sltrib.com