Reporter Jim Douglas of CNN affiliate WFAA reports that Chante Mallard is accused of hitting a man with her car, driving home with him logged in the windshield and then allowing him to die (March 8)
"We have information that shows that the person was on there long enough that they lived, suffered and they were not given medical attention and that it would have made a difference if they were," said Tarrant County prosecutor Richard Alpert.
Authorities said that after Biggs died, Mallard and some friends dumped his body in a park, where it was found October 27.
The crime went unsolved until police received a tip last month that led them to Mallard.
The car was still in her garage and police found Biggs' blood and hair in the smashed windshield, police said. The car's seats had been burned in the back yard, police said.
If convicted of the murder charges, Mallard could be sentenced to life in prison.
Police said they are looking for the people who helped dump the body, and plan to file charges against them as well.
Mallard's attorney, Mike Heiskell, said she is "not the animal or monster the police are portraying her to be. Not this cold inhumane person that we've heard about."
According to The Associated Press, Biggs, 37, had struggled with mental illness and had been staying at a homeless shelter, where workers said he often brought them flowers. He was estranged from his mother and sister. He also had a 19-year-old son who only recently found out about the tragic death, relatives said.
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