Woman charged with killing man to save cat's life in California

A prosecutor considers that the alleged murderer showed a total disregard for human life.

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Thinking a man was trying to kill a cat, a California woman rammed the vehicle she was driving on him, killing him on September 25 in Orange County.

Everything indicates that Hannah Star Esser, 20, believed Luis Anthony Victor, 40, was trying to run over a cat.

Seeing what was happening, the girl first got out of her vehicle to argue with the man, but seeing that he did not see reason, she later got back into her car, started it and it went straight to him in such a way that it projected the body of the subject towards the windshield of another car that was parked.

Some witnesses alerted the authorities to what was happening, but when a patrol arrived at the scene, Víctor was already dead.

Because of that, Hannah Star was immediately arrested and after analyzing a video that she herself had recorded with her mobile phone, the District Attorney's Office concluded that the woman intentionally accelerated against her victim. with such force that he was thrown into the air and after hitting a windshield his body rolled on the pavement causing his instant death.

In this regard, Kimberly Edds, spokesperson for the Orange County District Attorney's Office, said in an interview with The Post that "the circumstances that led to the confrontation" between the alleged murderer and her victim are being analyzed, but If found guilty, the woman would face a maximum sentence of 25 years to life in prison.

For his part, Todd Spitzer, District Attorney in the County, assured that the alleged murderer will be judged severely.

“This action showed a total disregard for human life. The Orange County District Attorney's Office will ensure that this random act of violence directed at a stranger is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” he emphasized.

In this way, Hannah Star Esser is scheduled to appear in court on October 13 to read the charges against her.

At the moment, the girl remains in the Orange County Jail, as she was unable to present a $1,000,000 bond that had been imposed on her.

It is noteworthy that so far nothing is known about the cat that caused the problem.

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