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Brockton man charged in death of rival

A Brockton man is facing a murder charge that he allegedly ran over a romantic rival with a sport utility vehicle, Plymouth County prosecutors said Monday.

Dana Waller, 36, was arrested Monday and charged in the death of Edward J. Dill III last month in Brockton, Plymouth District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz said in a prepared statement.

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Waller already faced lesser charges in the case. But a Plymouth County grand jury indicted him Friday on charges of murder and leaving the scene of an accident after causing personal injury or death. He was arrested without incident in Dorchester.

Witnesses told investigators that on May 3 at about 2 a.m., they saw a maroon SUV turn into a man’s driveway off Nilsson Street in Brockton.

The car then allegedly drove over the man, ran over him a second time while backing up, and then drove forward, hitting the man a third time, the district attorney’s office has said.

The SUV that Waller was allegedly driving sped away, and the vehicle was found at Waller’s home with a stain on the undercarriage that appeared to be blood, Cruz’s office said.

When police arrived on Nilsson Street, they found Dill, 37, lying in the street. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead, prosecutors said.

Prosecutors believe the two men were romantically involved with the same woman.

Waller pleaded not guilty to manslaughter and other charges in Brockton District Court last month.

He was to be arraigned on the new charges Tuesday in Brockton Superior Court.

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