Two Arizona Teens Arrested After Girl’s SUV Dragging Death

Two Arizona Teens Arrested After Girl's SUV Dragging DeathTwo Arizona teens have been booked into Maricopa County Jail on suspicion of first-degree murder after stealing a Glendale girl's laptop and proceeding to drag her as they drove away in their SUV and she held onto the vehicle.

Police say 16-year-old Anita Munoz was using her laptop outside her apartment complex when Jose Solis Apodaca, 18, snatched it out of her hands and drove away in an SUV where Lino Chavez, 18, was waiting for him, according to the Arizona Republic. Munoz pursued the thieves and grabbed hold of an open window of the vehicle while the teens drove away. She fell and struck her head, and was found unconscious with the SUV nowhere in sight. She had suffered severe brain injuries and skull fractures, and was taken off life support after several surgeries.

The teens later sold her laptop for $280, the news source reports.

According to the National Institutes of Health, brain injuries often accompany skull fractures, and can be caused directly or indirectly by the fracture, through direct damage to brain tissue from broken bone or through blood clot formation due to the break.