KENTON COUNTY, Ky. (WXIX) -- Joseph Witkowicz, 25, appeared in a Kenton County courtroom Thursday for a murder charge connected to a road rage incident that resulted in the death of 35-year-old Nichole Daugherty of Covington.
Kenton County Police said officers and first-responders arrived at Garvey Avenue and Cross Street and found 35-year-old Nichole Daugherty dead at the scene at 8:07 p.m. on Thursday, July 16.
WXIX reports Joseph Witkowicz stopped his car after being tailgated by another vehicle and got into an argument with Daugherty, the other driver, as she approached. Police said Witkowicz got out of his car, drew a handgun and shot the victim multiple times.
WXIX reports a witness said: “He was standing there, and the girl went to move to lay on her back, and he went over, and he shot her four more times." Another witness said Witkowicz stayed at the scene and cooperated with police.
Thursday in court, Witkowicz's attorney said his client was only trying to defend his child and his girlfriend.