A California woman has been accused of running over a man who tried to hit a cat with his car.
Hannah Star-Esser, 20, has been charged with murder in the death of Louis Anthony Victor, 43, the Orange County Attorney’s Office said in a statement.
Esser confronted Victor while driving in the Southern California suburb of Cypress on Sept. 25 and accused him of trying to run over a cat, officials said.
Both exit the car and get into a verbal dispute with Esser recording profanity towards Victor on her cell phone.
Esser returned to his car in a rage, made a three-point turn, and “accelerated” towards Victor.
Prosecutors allege that Esser deliberately sped while driving towards Victor and purposely hit him, launching him onto the hood and windshield of the car. did a few somersaults on
He was confirmed dead at the scene.
Victor, the father of five daughters, who was expecting his first grandchild this fall, was murdered in front of his apartment. He died in his only brother’s arms, according to a statement issued on behalf of his family.
“This senseless act of violence has robbed the world of a bright light that will never be forgotten,” their statement said.
“This action shows a complete disregard for human life,” Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer said.
Authorities have not disclosed whether the actual cat was involved in the crime. Authorities continue to investigate the incident.
“The Orange County District Attorney’s Office ensures that this random act of violence aimed at a stranger will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”
She is scheduled to be arraigned on October 13 and could face 25 years in prison. She is being held on her $1 million bail.
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