(Sunnyvale, California) A 20-year-old local woman, Jennifer Bautista, has been accused of running over and killing her former lesbian lover, Norma "Letty" Martinez.
Bautista has been charged with vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence plus felony hit-and-run for fleeing the scene and driving without a license.
Reportedly, the two women had been involved in a turbulent relationship for several years.
District Attorney spokesman Nick Muyo declined to explain the facts of the case, but he said that after reviewing police reports and witness accounts, "we think we've properly charged this case."Bautista was booked into custody with bail set at $500,000.
Details were still sketchy, but new details emerged in court documents Monday.
One witness told police she was looking out her window that faces Michigan Avenue in Alviso shortly after 6 a.m. Dec. 28 when she saw the women arguing in front of her house.
Moments later, she saw the victim riding on top of the hood of Bautista's car as it went down the street. A second witness observed Martinez actually jump on the hood of the car before it started down the street.
"The witness saw the car stop briefly and later stopped a second time further down the street for a longer period of time before it drove away," according to court papers.