|Published:||Aug 20, 2010 10:40 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Aug 20, 2010 7:19 PM EDT|
HENDRY COUNTY, Fla. - "What happened was an accident. I'm being accused of being a murderer, doing something I didn't do. I did not intentionally kill nobody," said 21 year-old Amber Lee.
Lee told WINK she was speeding away from a scary situation. She was trying to cell her c-d player when one man raped her behind the building, while his accomplice held her boyfriend in her car.
" I have a three year old girl. I told him I have a daughter. Just let me go home to her," Lee said she told the man.
She escaped in her car with her boyfriend. She told WINK last night she didn't see the man she ran over until it was too late.
"When they say he came out of nowhere, I mean, he came out of nowhere," she said.
But she told the Clewiston News something different. "I seen him, the man was on the road, the other men were on the side, and I just lost it. I don't know, I can't even explain it."
Thirty two year-old Timothy Baulkman died from his injuries. His family told me he was walking with the accused rapist when Lee's car came at them, and Baulkmann was just at the wrong place at the wrong time.
Authorities say Lee meant to run over the accused rapist, not Baulkmann. Now, she's held on preliminary charges of murder.
"I'm going to fight for this because I was wrongfully charged. What happened was a terrible terrible thing, but it wasn't on purpose," said Lee.
Now she's hoping everyone believes it was an accident. She's close to giving birth to her second child and doesn't want them to grow up alone.
"There's no way to explain how I feel. They tell you in life anything can happen and its true. In the blink of your eye your whole life can change. "
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