NJ Man Pleads Not Guilty to Murder in Ex-Girlfriend's Hit-and-Run Death

Charles Ann is charged in the Feb. 20 death of 25-year-old Aena Hong, who was killed on a Fort Lee street.

Monday, Feb 27, 2012  |  Updated 2:32 PM EDT
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Charles Ann, 32, is accused of driving his car over his ex-girlfriend's body three times, killing her. He has been charged with first-degree murder. Brian Thompson reports.

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Charles Ann, 32, is accused of driving his car over his ex-girlfriend's body three times, killing her. He has been charged with first-degree murder. Brian Thompson reports.

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A New Jersey man accused of running over his estranged girlfriend several times has pleaded not guilty to murder.     

Charles Ann entered the plea Monday during a brief court appearance, where he was represented by a public defender. He remains jailed on $3 million bail. 

Ann is charged in the Feb. 20 death of 25-year-old Aena Hong, who was killed on a Fort Lee street.     

Witnesses say the couple had been arguing before Ann drove away. Witnesses say he then turned around and rapidly accelerated before running over Hong as she was crossing an intersection.

Investigators say he then put the car in reverse and ran over her body three times.

Prosecutors say Ann abandoned the car and fled to New York City, where he was arrested the next day. 

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