Eduardo Gonzales, 59, had taken out a restraining order twice against his estranged wife Stephanie.
Witnesses told cops a fight spilled into the streets of Lodi Wednesday where it took a dramatic turn, just hours after her release from jail for violating a restraining order,
‘There was a history with our department with them and domestic violence issues,’ Lodi Police Detective Michael Hitchcock told Fox40.
Adam Farrow told the TV station he saw the woman shove her husband, knocking him to the ground.
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A previous mugshot of Stephanie Gonzales of Lodi, California, accused of intentionally fatally striking her husband, 59, with her vehicle
Wedding day for Eduardo Gonzales and Stephanie Gonzales in 2008. She is accused of using her car as a deadly weapon to kill him
One witness said Stephanie Gonzales ran her husband over, ‘hopped the curb and ended up running him over the fence’
As Eduardo lay injured in the street he was overheard saying: ‘I love you. Stop,’ Farrow said.
‘We heard tires squealing, engine revved up, and apparently at that point, she had run over him,’ Farrow told
Another witness said: ‘She followed behind him, got into the car and hopped the curb and ended up running him over into the fence.’
He also told police that Stephanie had a big grin on her face as she put her car in reverse and killed him.
The location in Lodi, California where, police say, Stephanie Gonzales is accused of running over her husband on purpose
Stephanie Gonzales, 41, has been hospitalized following a separate car crash
Stephanie and Eduardo Gonzales during a happier time. Cops say she reversed her car and killed her estranged husband, who had a restraining order against her
Eduardo Gonzales was killed Wednesday when is estranged wife allegedly ran him ove
He was pronounced dead at the scene and approximately 15 minutes later police were informed of another crash just north in Acampo.
Stephanie, 40, rammed into a Ford F-250 pickup and is in critical condition at a hospital.
Police say the driver of the pickup walked away from the crash with only minor injuries.
Once medically cleared, Stephanie will be formally arrested on suspicion of homicide, assault with a deadly weapon and other unspecified charges,
Stephanie has a history of mental illness and drug addiction, a family member told CBS13.
She was arrested in 2016 on arson charges when their home was destroyed.
However, the cause was ultimately ruled accidental and she was then freed a few months later.
She was also arrested several times on possession of controlled substances and trespassing charges.