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Police: Man admitted intentionally hitting woman with van

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Posted at 12:55 PM, Feb 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-11 14:55:07-05

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Peoria, Arizona, say a man accused of kidnapping his infant son in a custodial dispute that led to the death of the boy’s mother told police he intentionally struck the woman with her stolen van.

A judge on Thursday ordered that 30-year-old Eric Maes remain jailed in lieu of $2 million bail on suspicion of premeditated first-degree murder and other crimes. Maes was arrested Wednesday in the death Tuesday of Brittany Martie of Phoenix and the abduction of their son.

The 10-month-old boy was found in good health. Court records didn’t list an attorney for Maes who could comment on his behalf.