A California woman who reportedly drove nearly a mile drunk with a homeless man stuck in her windshield was convicted of murder.
Esteysi “Stacy” Sanchez, 31, was found guilty Friday of killing Jack Tenhulzen when she struck him with her car in July 2016 on an Oceanside sidewalk, news station KNSD reported.
Prosecutors said that Sanchez went on an all-night drinking bender before she got behind the wheel of her Pontiac sedan to drive home.
Tenhulzen, a transient, was walking on the sidewalk when Sanchez reportedly swerved and hit him with such force that his leg was severed. The appendage was catapulted through the back window and landed on the trunk, KNSD reported.
The rest of his body was sent flying through the windshield — where he remained lodged as she drove for about a mile before she parked and left the scene, police said.
Police said the man bled to death inside the abandoned car.
The jury deliberated for a day before finding Sanchez guilty of murder, gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and hit and run with death or permanent serious injury.
Sanchez faces up to 15 years in prison, news station KTLA reported. She is set to be sentenced May 31.