A federal judge was killed in a hit-and-run by a woman with the last name Snape who later yelled that she was Harry Potter, police say

Bill Bostock
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Nastasia Snape was driving a red two-door sedan "erratically" near the intersection of North Ocean Boulevard just north of Spanish River Park on Friday morning when she went around stopped traffic and onto the sidewalk, hitting 75-year-old Judge Sandra Feuerstein of Long Island, Boca Raton Police said.
The junction of North Ocean Boulevard and Spanish River Park in Boca Raton, Florida, where police say the fatal hit-and-run happened. Google Maps
  • Nastasia Snape, 23, ran down Sandra Feuerstein, 75, in Boca Raton, Florida, on Friday, police say.

  • Snape crashed her car and told medics that she thought she was Harry Potter, a police report said.

  • Snape was charged with leaving the scene of a crash involving death and with vehicular homicide.

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A federal judge was killed in a hit-and-run by a Florida woman named Nastasia Snape who later told medics that she was Harry Potter, the police in Boca Raton said.

The police said Snape, 23, swerved onto the pavement and hit Sandra Feuerstein, 75, a New York judge, on Friday morning, The Palm Beach Post reported.

A 6-year-old boy was also injured but has been released from the hospital.

Snape fled but crashed at an intersection 5 miles north, the police said.

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A police report said that when officers found Snape, she began "to convulse or have seizure-like movements," The Post reported.

When medics tried to transfer Snape to an ambulance, she "began to scream and fight with medics stating that she was 'Harry Potter,'" the police report said, according to The Post.

In the emergency room, officials found among Snape's possessions containers labeled "THC cannabis" and a drug called T salts, "commonly known to cause erratic excited delirium-like behavior," the police report said, according to The Post.

Snape initially told the police that she had been in a crash, but when she was asked about it, she said, "I wasn't in a crash," The Post reported.

This photo provided by the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office shows Nastasia Snape. 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. Nastasia Snape, 23, is charged with vehicular homicide and other felonies for Friday's, April 9, 2021, crash that killed District Judge Sandra Feuerstein, 75, who served in the Eastern District of New York since 2003. The boy, Anthony Ovchinnikov, was taken to the hospital, but his condition Sunday, April 11 could not be determined. (Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office via AP)
Nastasia Snape. Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office via AP

Snape was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail on Saturday.

She has been charged with leaving the scene of a crash involving injury, leaving the scene of a crash involving death, and vehicular homicide, The Post said.

Feuerstein was a federal judge for the Eastern District of New York, appointed by President George W. Bush in 2003.

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