A Florida woman that claimed she is Harry Potter fatally struck a federal judge with her car and seriously injured a 6-year-old boy after taking bath salts and driving on the sidewalk.
Nastasia Snape, 23, killed Judge Sandra Feuerstein, 75, who was visiting Florida from New York on Friday.
“Feuerstein was appointed to the federal bench by President George W. Bush after 16 years as a New York state judge, according to Eastern District website. The court’s jurisdiction covers Long Island, including Brooklyn and Queens, along with Staten Island,” the Star Tribune reports. “She had been presiding over the case of a former New York City police officer, Valerie Cincinelli, who is accused of paying her lover to kill her husband. The lover went to authorities and she was arrested. Cincinelli had been expected to plead guilty this week, according to media reports. It is unclear how Feuerstein’s death will affect the case. Her late mother, Annette Elstein, was also a judge and they were believed to be the first mother-daughter duo to be judges.
Snape also ran down 6-year-old Anthony Ovchinnikov before crashing at an intersection.
Police found Snape unconscious behind the wheel. Once inside the ambulance, Snape began to insist that she was the fictional character Harry Potter.
“Police say Snape then fled into neighboring Delray Beach, where she crashed. A Delray police officer said Snape appeared to be having convulsions, but was able to get out of the car. She stared into space and would only say she was OK,” the Tribune reports. “Police say that in the ambulance, Snape began screaming and fighting with medics while yelling she is Harry Potter. The medics drugged her. Police say they found in her purse the synthetic drug commonly known as ‘bath salts,’ which can cause psychotic episodes.’”
The child is expected to recover and has since been released from the hospital.
Snape has been charged with vehicular homicide and other felonies. She remained jailed Sunday on $60,000 bond.