A woman who was intentionally struck and run over by a vehicle last month has died, leading to murder charges for the suspect accused of carrying out the deliberate attack in a Millbrae parking lot, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.
Garrett Young, 23, of Millbrae, is in custody in connection with the vehicular assault that occurred about 12:21 a.m. at 513 Broadway and ultimately caused the death of 53-year-old Gryselda Joseph, the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office said. Young had worked at the nearby Safeway and was reportedly angry at Joseph for being “mean” to him at work, yelling at him about the women’s bathroom and other areas of his responsibility, according to prosecutors.
After clocking out of work early Monday, Sept. 20, Young saw Joseph walking on the sidewalk and “accelerated his car towards her, striking her and sending her belongings flying,” prosecutors said. Young allegedly then ran over her three more times, fled the scene and went home, where he lives with his parents.
With help from surveillance video and Safeway staff, San Mateo County Sheriff’s deputies located Young at his home, with his damaged car out front.
On Oct. 6, San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office detectives were notified that Joseph had succumbed to her injuries at about 10:59 a.m. As a result, Young’s charges have been upgraded from attempted homicide to homicide.
In Young’s first court appearance, his attorneys expressed doubt whether he is competent to stand trial. The court suspended criminal proceeding with plans to appoint two doctors to evaluate Young.
Photo of Young courtesy of the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office