Chicago Man Allegedly Shoots Woman After Doughnut Toss

Something caused Derrick Roberts to lick shot into Delores Smith's van. Some say it was a thrown pastry.


Derrick Roberts of Chicago sprayed bullets into Delores Carter's van. Prosecutor's are saying it's because he was hit with a doughnut

Opening statements have begun in the Iowa attempted murder trial of 23-year-old Derrick Roberts, a Chicago man who prosecutors say shot a woman because one of her relatives hit him with a doughnut.

The Chicago resident is also charged with intimidation with a dangerous weapon and willful injury for allegedly shooting 50-year-old Delores Smith of Cedar Rapids while she was in a parked van with other family members a year ago.

Prosecutors say Roberts riddled the van with gunfire because a relative of Smith's had earlier struck him in the leg with a powdered sugar doughnut she was throwing away.

Roberts' attorney, Mike Lahammer, said in Monday's opening statements that his client didn't intentionally shoot at Smith and a doughnut wasn't the reason he fired at the family's van.

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