A California driver was charged with fatally mowing down a person whom she accused of attempting to run over a cat, authorities mentioned Wednesday.
Hannah Star Esser, 20, was charged with homicide and is being held on $1 million bail within the Sept. 25 encounter in Cypress, a Southern California suburb southeast of Los Angeles, the Orange County District Lawyer’s Workplace mentioned in an announcement.
Prosecutors say Esser confronted Luis Anthony Victor, 43, as a result of she believed he was attempting to hit a cat together with his automobile.
Esser emerged from her car and recorded a profanity-laced tirade towards Victor, who additionally acquired out of his automobile, the assertion mentioned.
Esser drove off briefly earlier than she made a U-turn, the assertion mentioned. It alleged that she accelerated straight into Victor, launching him onto the hood and the windshield and flipping him over a number of instances.
Victor, who landed on the street, was pronounced useless on the scene, the assertion mentioned.
In an announcement, Orange County District Lawyer Todd Spitzer described the killing as a “random act of violence concentrating on a stranger.”
Esser’s lawyer didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
She is scheduled to be arraigned Oct. 13 and will face 25 years to life in jail.