Woman Pleads Not Guilty to Hit-and-Run Murder of Accused Pedophile in Washington

Spokane County, Washington – Alyssa Bray, a 27-year-old woman, is facing murder and theft charges after allegedly killing 70-year-old Gerald Fox. The incident occurred when Fox picked Bray up in his blue Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck along a highway near Airway Heights. Bray later pleaded not guilty to three charges, including felony first-degree murder, hit-and-run death, and theft of a motor vehicle, as reported in a police affidavit filed on April 16.

According to police, Bray recounted that Fox had offered her money for sexual favors before driving her around for around 30 minutes and stopping on Sunset Frontage Road. It was here that Bray claimed Fox attempted to initiate sexual contact with her, prompting her to run him over with his own truck in a decision she later expressed regret for. Bray emphasized to authorities that there was no physical contact between her and Fox before the incident.

Witnesses in the area reported erratic driving on the night of the incident, leading police to discover Fox’s body and launch an investigation. While the vehicle was not immediately located, Bray was found driving the truck and subsequently arrested for DUI in Lincoln County. Judge Jeffrey Smith set Bray’s bond at $1 million as she awaits her next court appearance.

In a tragic turn of events, it was revealed that Fox had previously pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography in July 2022. The Spokane County sex offender registry documented his charges of possessing explicit depictions of minors engaged in sexual conduct. The case continues to unfold as the legal process unfolds for Bray, shedding light on a complex and tragic series of events that have deeply impacted those involved.