Florida woman who hit, killed NY judge claimed to be Harry Potter: police

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Mugshot of Florida woman accused of hitting, killing NY judge

Nastasia Snape is accused of fatally hitting a NY judge and injuring a 6-year-old, then telling police she is Harry Potter, officials said.
(Credit: Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office via AP; filephoto)

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who claimed she is Harry Potter fatally struck a federal judge visiting from New York and seriously injured a 6-year-old boy after swerving her car onto a sidewalk, officials said.

District Judge Sandra Feuerstein was on a sidewalk Friday when a car driven by 23-year-old Nastasia Snape jumped a curb and ran her down, Boca Raton police said.

Snape also struck and injured a 6-year-old boy before fleeing, according to police. She crashed a short time later.

The boy was taken to a hospital, but his condition on Sunday could not be determined.

Police charged Snape with vehicular homicide and other felonies. Officers said they found drugs in her purse.

Feuerstein, 75, was appointed to the bench in 2003 by President George W. Bush. She served in the Eastern District of New York, which has jurisdiction over Long Island and Staten Island.

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