Sean Herman, 24, killed Susan Fuller, 63, when he hit and ran over her before driving off in October of last year
A mother was mowed down and killed by a hit and run driver outside her home as she tried to be ‘a peacekeeper’ in a love triangle spat involving one of her sons.
Susan Fuller, 63, suffered ‘catastrophic’ injuries when Sean Herman, 24, reversed into her, pinning her to her garden wall and then ran over her as he drove off in October of last year.
Mrs Fuller died of her injuries with her family and neighbours around her in the street.
Newcastle Crown Court was told there was a ‘bad feeling’ between Herman and her son Scott over the break-up of his relationship with ex-girlfriend Nicole Ali.
The court was told the relationship between Scott and Ms Ali ended ‘acrimoniously’ and that Herman had a ‘brief fling’ with her.
The bad blood between the two men came to a head when Herman found himself in the Fullers’ street in Wallsend, North Tyneside.
Prosecutor Toby Hedworth, QC, said: ‘Scott Fuller had a relationship with Nicole Ali but that relationship ended acrimoniously and it may be that Miss Ali unwittingly played a role in the lead up to the incident.’
The court heard that Herman drove up and down the street after revving his engine, as though to draw attention to himself.
The 63-year-old mother was trying to be ‘a peacekeeper’ in a love triangle spat involving one of her sons and Herman. Pictured: The scene of the crash in Wallsend, North Tyneside
The court was told the relationship between Fuller’s son Scott and his ex Nicole ended ‘acrimoniously’ and that Herman had a ‘brief fling’ with her
Scott Fuller saw Herman’s car and recognised him, going out into the street, followed by his elder brother Barrie and Mrs Fuller
Scott Fuller saw Herman’s car and recognised him, going out into the street, followed by his elder brother Barrie and Mrs Fuller.
Witnesses described how the Fuller brothers positioned themselves at the side and the front of the car and were yelling at Herman.