Updated: Jun 27
A woman from Kentucky has been charged with murder after allegedly shooting her Uber driver in the head.
Phoebe Copas, 48, was travelling to El Paso, Texas, to visit her boyfriend when she saw signs for Juarez, a Mexican town located just across the US border.
Copas believed she was being kidnapped and took out a handgun from her purse and shot the driver, Daniel Piedra Garcia, 52, in the head.
The car crashed shortly after, and Piedra was hospitalised in critical condition. After several days on life support, Piedra's family made the decision to turn off the life support machine.
Copas has been charged with murder and is currently in custody in El Paso. Court records did not list a lawyer representing her.