What started out as a night of bar hopping with friends two years ago has ended with a young woman’s murder conviction.
Driving home from a night of drinking in her hometown of Oceanside, San Diego County, Esteysi “Stacy” Sanchez’s impaired judgement caught up to her in a gruesome scene that eventually led to her second-degree murder conviction last week in San Diego.
The incident took place at dawn in June of 2016 when Sanchez, then 29, plowed into 69-year-old Jack Ray Tenhulzen, a homeless man who was reportedly either walking to or from a local soup kitchen.
Reports state Sanchez’s Pontiac sedan was moving so fast that one of the man’s legs was ripped from his torso, flew through the back window and landed on the car’s trunk. The rest of his body slammed into the front windshield, shattering it and leaving him impaled in a jagged hole of glass.
But that didn’t stop Sanchez, who kept driving with the man’s body in her car and his severed leg on the vehicle’s trunk for another three quarters of a mile until abandoning it in a cul-de-sac near her house and walking home.