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Woman charged with running down three is held without bail

The 28-year-old woman accused of intentionally running down three people in West Baltimore, killing two of them, including a toddler, was ordered held without bond at a bail review hearing Friday.

Lucresha Mints, wearing glasses and a pink jumpsuit, did not speak during the hearing and did not react as District Judge Miriam Brown Hutchins read the charges against her. Mints faces two counts of murder, one count of attempted murder and related charges.

On Tuesday night, police say, Mints got into an argument with Latoya Skipwith in the 1900 block of W. Franklin St., then got into her vehicle and intentionally drove onto the sidewalk, striking Skipwith and two children. Joshua Carter Jr. 2, was killed, while 7-year-old Nevaeh Green was injured.

Though she is charged with using a car to kill Skipwith and Carter, the court officials added that Mints does not have a driver's license and has only had a learner's permit since January.

At the time of the killings, Mints was free on $100,000 bond on charges that she and two relatives attacked a 12-year-old girl her daughter did not get along with.

An attorney who represented Mints at the bail review hearing said she has ties to the community, and said she "has been consistently working to provide for her children," ages 5 and 11.

Relatives at a Windsor Mill home listed as Mints' address declined to comment when reached Thursday.

Because of erroneous information presented in court, a previous version of this story contained incorrect details about Mints' work and education.

jfenton@baltsun.com

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