Murder trial starts in Downtown hit-and-run

Murder trial starts in Downtown hit-and-run
Madie Hart (GoFundMe)
Madie Hart (GoFundMe)

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Testimony is expected to continue Thursday in the murder trial for a woman accused of intentionally hitting an 18-year-old with her car in downtown Cincinnati last spring.

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said a fight outside of a bar on Walnut Street turned deadly when Briana Benson ran down Maddie Hart, dragging her for 88 feet.

It was all caught on surveillance video on three different recordings, including a city traffic cam video .

[Witness who called 911 describes hit-and-run death of Madie Hart]

Benson's lawyer said Benson "vehemently denies' that she intentionally killed Madie Hart."

Hart, a St. Ursula Academy graduate and Ohio State University student, died at a hospital four days later, on March 30.

Benson turned herself in to Cincinnati police after Deters announced a warrant for her arrest.

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