Charges upgraded for Brockton man charged with running over romantic rival with SUV

A Brockton man is facing a murder charge for allegedly repeatedly running over a romantic rival, Plymouth prosecutors said today.

Dana Waller, 36, was arrested today for the murder of Edward J. Dill III last month in Brockton, Plymouth District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz said in a statement.

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 today.

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Witnesses told investigators that on May 3 at about 2 a.m. they saw a maroon sport utility vehicle turn into a man’s driveway off Nilsson Street in Brockton. 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 district attorney’s office has said.

The SUV that Waller was allegedly driving 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.

When police arrived on the scene, they found Dill, 37, lying in the street, suffering obvious trauma. 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 was held on high bail after he pleaded not guilty to manslaughter and other charges in Brockton District Court last month.

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