Sikeston teen appears in court after car accident

BENTON, MO (KAIT) – The Sikeston teen accused of running over another teen last week pleaded not guilty in court on Wednesday afternoon.

According to reports, 17-year-old girl Brianna Branson appeared through video conference from the Scott County Justice Center. Her lawyer requested a reduction of her bond which is set at $150,000 cash only.  A bond hearing is set for August 4.

Police say Branson and 18-year-old Kendra Gray were at an underage drinking party Saturday night when they got into a fight over a boy.  The fight ended up outside where police say Branson got in her truck and drove at Gray in an attempt to scare her, but hit her instead.

Branson is due back in court for a preliminary hearing on August 18, and faces Second Degree Murder, Tampering with Evidence, and Minor in Possession of Alcohol.

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