Sisters charged with attempted murder after 4 hit by car

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Two Knoxville sisters are facing multiple attempted murder charges after a police investigation says they intentionally rammed four people with a car.

Jalisa Andreana Waterson, 33, and her 17-year-old sister who has not been named since she is a juvenile, are both facing four counts of attempted second degree murder. The younger sister is being held at Richard L. Bean Juvenile Detention Center. Jalisa Waterson is being held at Roger D. Wilson Detention Facility on $400,000 bond. 

According to the Knoxville Police Department’s preliminary investigation, the four victims and two suspects had been involved in an earlier confrontation at Belle Morris Elementary School. After the altercation, the four victims were walking down Fairview Street when they observed a Nissan Altima coming down the street at a high rate of speed. The four victims ran from the vehicle, but the vehicle ran off the road striking the victims.

The vehicle then fled the scene. The victims were able to identify the driver and the passenger in the vehicle.

Three victims, an adult male, an adult female, and a juvenile male were transported to local hospitals where they were treated and released. The fourth victim, a female juvenile, did not seek medical attention at a hospital.

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