A woman has been accused of attempting to murder her ex-boyfriend by deliberately hitting him with a vehicle and dragging him along the street, causing life-threatening injuries.
On July 24, the Coral Springs Police Department received a call from the medical staff at Broward Health North about an injured man who claimed that he had been intentionally struck by a vehicle in front of his residence, near Northwest 39th Court in Coral Springs.
The man told the medical staff that the driver of the vehicle was his ex-girlfriend and the mother of his child, Carolina Sosa Martins, 26, from Deerfield Beach.
According to the police report, the victim explained to officers that he was inside his bedroom when he heard a loud noise. Upon investigation, he found that a ceramic tile had been thrown through his window.
He went outside and encountered Martins trying to leave in a rented black Toyota Corolla, which the victim claimed she had stolen from him a couple of days earlier while he was at his aunt’s residence in Deerfield Beach.
The victim informed the police that a heated argument broke out between him and Martins over the car, during which Martins accelerated the vehicle at a high speed and intentionally struck him before he could move out of the way.
As a result, the victim was dragged along the pavement for about 150 feet (approximately two houses east of his residence) before managing to free his sweatshirt, which had been caught in the car door.
He was rushed to Broward Health by a friend, and doctors diagnosed him with severe injuries, including a subdermal and epidermal brain bleed, a temporal fracture on the left side of the skull, and a broken left scapula. He required intensive care and continuous monitoring.
Law enforcement later reviewed text messages exchanged between the victim and Martins after the incident. In these texts, the victim informed Martins that he was on his way to the hospital due to her actions, and she responded with death threats.
Police promptly issued a warrant for Martins’s arrest, and she was taken into custody the following day.
According to the warrant, Martins was charged with attempted felony murder, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon (the vehicle), and throwing a deadly missile (the ceramic tile) into a private residence. She was also charged with making written death threats.
Currently, Martins is being held in custody at the Broward County Main Jail.