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Alabama man accused of striking and killing woman warrant released

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The attorney for an Alabama man accused of fatally striking a woman along Highway 5 says in court records he was completely sober at the scene of the crime.

Dewey Calhoun Green, 23, was booked into the Douglas County Jail on murder, aggravated assault, and aggravated battery charges and is not eligible for bond.

Police said Green is charged in the death of Janice Pitts, 53, who was on her way to Lowe's on June 25.

Police say Green's motive for murdering Pitts is still unknown and hoped toxicology results could shed light.

According to al.com writer Carol Robinson, Green is the grandson of W. Cooper Green who served as mayor of Birmingham from 1940 until 1953. W. Cooper Green also served as president of the Jefferson County Commission for many years.

In new court documents, Green's attorney says he was "not under the influence of either alcohol or any drugs." The attorney also says the blood test ordered for Green is a "fishing expedition" to try to find a motive. Green's attorney is arguing police illegally have his cell phone and are using data and phone contacts to support their criminal case.

Green is asking for his phone back.

According to Douglasville Police Chief Chris Womack, Pitts was in the southbound turn lane on Highway 5 waiting to turn left onto Douglas Boulevard. Green was behind Pitts in the turn lane and then, for no apparent reason, rear-ended Pitts' vehicle.

Womack said that Green backed up and rear-ended her vehicle again, and then a third time. When Pitts got out of her vehicle to check for damage, Green used his vehicle to pin Pitts between her vehicle and his, and then backed over her.

Pitts' daughter and infant grandchild were inside the car when the incident took place.

Green continued on for a short distance and went up an embankment until his car came to a stop. Witnesses took the car keys from him, and detained him until police arrived on the scene, according to Womack.

Pitts was pronounced dead just after 2:30 p.m. from massive blunt force trauma.

There is no indication that Green knew Pitts, and Womack does not believe this is a road rage incident.

Investigators have obtained a search warrant to get blood samples from Green to proceed with toxicology testing.

Green told police he was on his way to Atlanta to visit his girlfriend. He didn't provide any other details.

He is being held without bond. Green's attorney spoke with FOX 5 over the phone and says that his client still wants medical treatment for headaches and other pains from the crash. According to police, Green's next court appearance is in front of a grand jury on July 25.

Stay with FOX 5 for updates in this incident.

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