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May 17, 2017: Two Women Charged in Connection with Road Rage Attack in Supermarket Parking Lot

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Two women have been charged in connection with an attack of a man whose leg was severed after being pinned into a wall at a Beverly Hills supermarket parking lot, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced today.

Jamika Marie Abair (dob 9/14/94) of Long Beach faces one felony count each of attempted murder, aggravated mayhem and assault with a deadly weapon, a vehicle.

Case SA095626 also alleges Abair caused great bodily injury upon the victim. Sarah Gabriella Huerta (dob 7/20/97) of Long Beach was charged with one felony count of accessory after the fact, knowledge of crime.

Both defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges yesterday and are due back on June 14 in Department W31 of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Airport Branch.

On May 12, Abair and Huerta reportedly got into an altercation with the victim in a supermarket parking lot in the 9400 block of Olympic Boulevard, prosecutors said. The confrontation ended with Abair allegedly driving her vehicle toward the victim, pinning him against a railing, severing one of his legs below the knee, prosecutors added.

If convicted as charged, Abair faces a possible maximum sentence of life in state prison and Huerta faces three years in county jail.

The case remains under investigation by the Beverly Hills Police Department.