(Guardian) - A woman accused of running over and killing a pregnant woman after a brawl was charged Wednesday with two counts of murder, prosecutors said.
Unique Bishop also faces three counts of attempted murder on suspicion of ramming three women along with Shontae Treniece Blanche on Monday, said Sandi Gibbons, a district attorney spokeswoman.
Authorities say Bishop, 21, and one of those three women had met at a South Los Angeles gas station to settle a dispute they had over a man. At one point, as many as 30 women were involved in the fight that ensued, with some possibly trying to break it up, police said.
After the woman she was arguing with walked away with Blanche and two others, Bishop became upset and drove a convertible into the four, authorities allege. One of the victims was pinned against another car, and it appears Blanche was dragged by the vehicle, police said.
Police said Bishop told them she was trying to escape the chaotic scene and hit the victims by accident.
Blanche, 22, and her fetus were killed. Her stepmother said she was four to five months pregnant and had just returned from her grandfather's funeral. Authorities brought the second murder count because they considered the fetus old enough to survive outside of the womb, Gibbons said.
Prosecutors filed a special circumstance allegation of multiple murders, which could make Bishop eligible for the death penalty if convicted. Authorities have not decided whether to seek the death sentence, Gibbons said.
Bishop, who is being held without bail, is scheduled to be arraigned Nov. 26.
A representative for Bishop could not be located. It wasn't known whether she had an attorney, and her phone number was unlisted.