Nastasia Andranie Snape, 23, of North Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida, United States has been arrested. She was charged with vehicular homicide and committing a hit-and-run involving death.
Snape was driving her car at around 10:00 a.m. on April 9, 2021 when she allegedly struck Judge Sandra J. Feuerstein, 75, of New York, USA, who was walking on a sidewalk along Ocean Boulevard in Boca Raton, Palm Beach County, Florida. The driver later struck Anthony Ovchinnikov, 6, who was crossing the boulevard.
After striking Feuerstein and Ovchinnikov, Snape crashed her vehicle in Delray Beach, Palm Beach County. A Delray Beach Police Department officer found Snape unconscious and having a seizure inside the vehicle.
After exiting the vehicle, Snape stared into space and would not respond to the officer. At 10:22 a.m., Boca Raton Police Department officers arrived at the scene of the crash, WPTV reported.
When Snape was placed inside of an ambulance, she started fighting with medics while screaming so they had to administer 400mg of Ketamine to calm her down. She identified herself as Harry Potter, a fictional character created by J.K. Rowlings, 55, and played by Daniel Radcliffe, 31, in films.
Drugs were found inside Snape’s vehicle. She had containers labeled THC Cannabis and T salts, a common synthetic designer drug that causes erratic excited delirium.
On the other hand, Feuerstein was taken to Delray Medical Center in Delray Beach, where she later died of her injuries. Ovchinnikov was seriously injured and was also taken to the hospital.
Feuerstein graduated from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City, New York in 1979. She started serving as a Nassau County District Court judge in 1987 and became a state trial court judge in 1994.
In 2003, 43rd U.S. president George W. Bush, 74, nominated her to the bench and the U.S. senate confirmed her 92-0. At the time of her death, she was one of five judges assigned to Central Islip, Suffolk County, New York.