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Timera D. Branch is a mother like most, defensive of her children, yet she may have let her protective instincts drive her too far…literally.

The 33-year-old mother is facing a serious murder charge in the death of John W. Keyes, a teenager.

Authorities allege that the insane woman mowed Keyes down with her car in response to a fight that occurred between him and her son.

Family members of Keyes attest to their being an altercation between the two teenagers, with the incident starting after Branch’s 16-year-old son learned of Keyes dancing with his girlfriend at a local party, the result of which ended withes giving the 16-year-old a swift punch in the eye for his troubles.

Authorities allege that Branch stalked her younger victim the next day before using her vehicle to smash him into a building.

Medical staff pronounced Keyes dead soon after the incident.

Branch is staring down a first-degree murder charge, guaranteeing that she would receive a minimum of 20 years in prison if found guilty as charged.

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