MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- (WREG) -- A gruesome murder near Orange Mound has community members shocked and heartbroken.
Police responded to the call Sunday night and found a woman who had been severely beaten and run over.
Police responded to an armed party call at a house in the 3200 block of Carnes around 9:30 Sunday night.
Witnesses say they heard a woman scream, which turned out to be their neighbor Amanda Petrowski. The father of her children, Santrez Traylor, 34, was said to be repeatedly hitting her in the head with a brick or rock.
Witnesses said Traylor then got in a car and ran Petrowski over several times near her porch. Bloodied damage and tire marks could be seen on Monday.
Traylor was about to leave when officers showed up.
Petrowski was pronounced dead on the scene.
Traylor's been arrested multiple times in the past three years for abusing Petrowski. His most recent arrest was just last month.
He now faces second-degree murder charges and two counts of aggravated assault.