Montana man charged with running over, killing girlfriend

Oct 19, 2021, 2:59 PM | Updated: 3:18 pm

Prosecutors have charged a Montana man with killing his girlfriend by running over her in his pickup truck during an alcohol-fueled argument in a grocery store parking lot.

Missoula County prosecutors charged Bradley Don Nagel, 53, with deliberate homicide and driving under the influence in the death of Lucille Synek.

Nagel made an initial court appearance on Tuesday, where his bail was set at $1 million. He did not enter a plea and requested a public defender, court officials said. His District Court arraignment is set for Nov. 1.

The couple was arguing Saturday night after having drinks at a nearby bar, investigators said. Surveillance video showed Synek shoving Nagel several times, court records said.

Nagel got into his pickup truck and Synek stood in front of it. As Nagel started driving forward, Synek moved to the driver’s side of the pickup truck, charging documents said.

The truck accelerated, Synek fell and the rear tire of the truck drove over her, charging documents said. Synek died at the hospital a short time later.

Nagel told investigators he thought Synek would move out of the way and that he didn’t mean to run over her, charging documents said.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

AP

FILE - A Black Friday shopper wearing a face mask leaves a Walmart store with a TV in Pic Rivera Ca...
Associated Press

Food, gas prices pinch families as inflation surges globally

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — From appliance stores in the United States to food markets in Hungary and gas stations in Poland, rising consumer prices fueled by high energy costs and supply chain disruptions are putting a pinch on households and businesses worldwide. Rising inflation is leading to price increases for food, gas and other products […]
2 hours ago
Associated Press

This Week: Consumer confidence, Beige book, Nonfarm payrolls

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week: EYE ON CONSUMERS The Conference Board delivers its monthly index of U.S. consumer confidence Tuesday. The November index is expected to show a reading of 110.9, which would be down from 113.8 in October, when consumer confidence rose as the […]
1 day ago
Police inspect vehicles at a road block on the outskirts of Auckland, New Zealand on Sept. 30, 2021...
Associated Press

New variant not stopping New Zealand’s reopening plans

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The emergence of the omicron variant hasn’t changed New Zealand’s plans to ease restrictions in Auckland and move the nation into a new, more open phase of its pandemic response, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Monday. Bars, restaurants and gyms in Auckland can reopen from late Thursday, ending a coronavirus […]
1 day ago
A woman is greeted by her relative as she arrives from Singapore at Larkin bus station in Johor Bah...
Associated Press

Joyful reunions as Malaysia-Singapore land border reopens

JOHOR BAHRU, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysians working in Singapore held joyful reunions with their loved ones after returning to their homeland on Monday following the partial reopening of a land border that has been shuttered for nearly two years due to the pandemic. Buses ferried fully vaccinated passengers across the Causeway Bridge that connects the […]
1 day ago
A man walks past an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, Nov. 29, 2021. As...
Associated Press

Asian stocks fall further after new virus variant spreads

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets fell further Monday after the omicron variant of the coronavirus was found in more countries and governments imposed travel controls. Tokyo, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Sydney declined, though losses were smaller than Friday’s fall after reports said the variant first spotted in South Africa appear to spread around the […]
1 day ago
FILE - In this April 23, 2021, file photo, members of the Supreme Court pose for a group photo at t...
Associated Press

Justices’ views on abortion in their own words and votes

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday over whether Mississippi can ban abortions after 15 weeks, the justices will be focused on an issue that has dominated the term. Not only is there Mississippi’s call to overrule Roe v. Wade, but justices are already considering a Texas law banning abortion at roughly […]
1 day ago

Sponsored Articles

...
PNC BANK

How your family can explore the Musical Instrument Museum

Whether you want to spend a day with family, do crafts with kids at home, or have an adult night out, the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix has options. As the world’s only global musical instrument museum, MIM offers interactive and immersive exhibits to foster an appreciation of different cultures and their instruments. “A visit […]
...
Sweet James

Best fall road trips to take on a motorcycle

Autumn in Arizona brings the beauty of color-changing leaves and a relief from summer heat. It’s one of the most pleasant times to explore the outdoors, especially on a motorcycle.
...
PNC Bank

How one organization supports early childhood literacy for the most vulnerable

Nearly two out of every three children in low-income communities don’t own a single children’s book, a fact that ultimately could have profound impacts even before entering kindergarten, according to Arizona nonprofit Southwest Human Development.
Montana man charged with running over, killing girlfriend