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Love triangle alleged in Brockton death

A Brockton love triangle ended in manslaughter allegations, after one man allegedly ran over another with a sport utility vehicle three times, killing him, Plymouth prosecutors said.

Dana Waller, 35, of Brockton, pleaded not guilty to manslaughter, motor vehicle homicide, and leaving the scene after causing personal injury or death during his arraignment in Brockton District Court Monday. Prosecutors believe he and the dead man were romantically involved with the same woman, according to Plymouth District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz’s office.

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Witnesses told investigators they saw a maroon SUV turn into a man’s driveway off Nilsson Street in Brockton at about 2 a.m. Saturday. The car then allegedly drove into the man, ran over him a second time while backing up, and then drove forward, hitting the man a third time, the witnesses said, according to the district attorney’s office.

When officers arrived, they found Edward J. Dill III, 37, lying in the street suffering from obvious trauma, Cruz’s office said. Dill, a Brockton resident, was taken to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead, prosecutors said. The SUV that police believe Waller was driving allegedly fled the scene. The vehicle was found at Waller’s home with a stain on the undercarriage that appeared to be blood, Cruz’s office said.

State Police detectives assigned to the district attorney’s office and Brockton police are investigating the crash, prosecutors said.

Waller is being held on $100,000 cash bail and was ordered to surrender his passport. He is scheduled to return to court June 4 for a probable cause hearing.

Jacqueline Tempera can be reached at jacqueline.tempera
. Follow her on Twitter @jacktemp.

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