Springfield man accused of running over, killing pedestrian held without bail

Crime

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A man accused of striking and killing a pedestrian with his car was arraigned in Springfield District Court Tuesday morning. 

Thirty-eight-year-old Juan Antuna pleaded not guilty Tuesday morning after he allegedly hit and killed 54-year-old Jesus Nieves with his car April 9 on William Street.

Antuna is being held without bail. 

He is charged with murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (foot) and assault with a dangerous weapon (car). 

The Hampden County DA, Anthony Gullini said it seems the two men knew each other and were involved in an altercation when Antuna hit Nieves with his car. Antuna was arrested Friday in connection with the incident. 

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