Muncie man charged with throwing girlfriend in front of train

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MUNCIE, Ind. (WTHR) — A 19-year-old is facing attempted murder and battery charges after police say he threw a 17-year-old in front of a train.

Police arrested Di Morriea Turner Thursday.

According to a probable cause affidavit, Turner told police he had been arguing with his girlfriend all morning on June 19, 2019. She packed up some of her belongings, and the couple began to argue near train tracks. Turner told police they both knew a train was coming, and her grabbed her because he didn't want her to get hit.

When police interviewed witnesses, they said Turned had the girl in a "bear hug," then threw her over his shoulder, into the path of the train.

When police reviewed surveillance footage in the area, they "clearly" saw the girl trying to get away from Turner, then Turner grabbing her head, and moving her in front of the moving train. The train hit the girl, causing serious injuries. When police responded to the incident, they found the girl bleeding from her head.

The girl was first taken to IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, then airlifted to Riley Hospital. She had to get facial reconstruction surgery, staples in her head and stitches on her forehead. She was unable to give police a statement immediately after the incident, but later told police she was unable to remember the incident.

Turner was arrested Nov. 2 for violating a protective order. He is now facing additional charges for attempted murder and battery with a deadly weapon.

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