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Michael Lee Roberts, 50

Michael Lee Roberts (2014-01-23)

Michael Lee Roberts, a 50-year-old white man died at a hospital Thursday, Jan. 23, after being run over by his wife in an SUV in Sunland, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Roberts and his wife, Mary Meyer, had an ongoing dispute about a real estate property that they shared, said LAPD Det. Anthony Stephenson. On Jan. 5, Roberts was standing in front of a chain link fence leading into the driveway of their residence when Meyer knocked down the fence with her SUV, pinning him under the fence, then drove over him, Stephenson said.

Meyer then crashed into a car further up the driveway and backed up into the fence again, he said. She reversed and ran over him again before parking the vehicle on the street. 

Roberts was taken to the hospital where he was diagnosed with severe head trauma and was pronounced dead, according to coroner's records.

Meyer is charged with one count of assault with a deadly weapon injuring a spouse, cohabitant, fiancé, boyfriend, girlfriend or child's parent and one count of murder, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.  She is due in court on Feb. 25 for a pretrial hearing.

-- Taylor Goldenstein

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