Woman pleads not guilty to charges she ran over her ex-boyfriend

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Booking photo of Verena Herron. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) Booking photo of Verena Herron. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
Christopher Miller (Source: Family photo) Christopher Miller (Source: Family photo)
Miller's body was found underneath a car on Feb. 6, 2017. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Miller's body was found underneath a car on Feb. 6, 2017. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

A woman accused of running over her ex-boyfriend in Phoenix on Feb. 6, 2017, pleaded not guilty in Maricopa County Superior Court Thursday.

A judge set an initial pretrial conference for Verena Herron on April 12.   

[RELATED: Body found underneath car; victim's ex-girlfriend arrested]

Firefighters found the body of Christopher Miller, 24, underneath the woman's car near 41st Place and Almeria Road, which is just north of East McDowell Road.

Firefighters extricated Miller from underneath the vehicle and pronounced him dead at the scene.

Police said Miller was walking with two other people at around 3:30 a.m. when he was struck by a car Herron was driving.

[RAW VIDEO: Herron's initial court appearance]

In the probable cause statement, police called the act intentional and premeditated.

Witnesses told police that Miller and Herron had been in an argument. According to court documents, Herron stated, "I will show him" and "run his a** over."

[Google map: E. Almeria Road & N. 41st Place]

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