SANTA ANA (AP) — A man has pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges in connection with a drunken driving car crash that killed a woman on a sidewalk near her Orange County home.

Prosecutors say 48-year-old Adam Harrison Hall was behind the wheel of a sport utility vehicle that drove through a red light in Laguna Niguel on Feb. 13 and collided with a Toyota SUV before killing pedestrian Mara Steves.

The Orange County Register says Hall, who has two previous convictions for driving under the influence, entered not guilty pleas on Monday to murder, driving under the influence and three counts relating to forging or altering a prescription.

Steves was attempting to find the owner of a loose dog when she was struck down and killed.

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Comments (10)
  1. Stephen Caraway says:

    His chestnuts are roasting on an open fire. Soon he will have a new boyfriend named Bubba down yonder at the State Prison. I hope he has lots of mopney on his books for K-Y jelly….

  2. geeM says:

    Give the guy plenty of jail time and get him off the road. If he has any money, a civil suit would catch that and leave him lwith ess for his substance abuse. That still won’t bring Mara Steves back

  3. Rodney Alan Rippy King is an idiot says:

    Thinning what herd? What race do you think Mara Steves is? I would love for you to answer back so everyone can see how dumb you really are.

    1. Who is this tool? says:

      Ironic that you would make that last statement.
      “thinning the herd” is an expression that has nothing to do with race (other than the HUMAN race), but thanks for demonstrating for us all the definition of dumb.
      Good luck, loser.

      1. MJ says:

        angry much?

      2. MJ says:

        To “Who is this tool? ”
        I don’t know what comment was left that “Rodney Alan Rippy King is an idiot” replied to, but it seems like that person was defending the person that was killed. So by you getting all defensive and calling he or she “dumb” and “loser” just proves that you were the one that left the stupid comment that was deleted.
        Better luck next time, loser.

      3. MJ smokes pole says:

        Lucky for me your opinion means nothing.
        Maybe you should know the facts before you spout your ignorance.

  4. Astonished says:

    Does race really matter here? What matters is you have an alleged adult human being who seems incapable of acting in a responsible manner. Now, if he indulged his drug “habit” at home and stayed off the road, then no harm done except maybe to himself, but it seems that at least this particular human being can’t learn from past mistakes, which in evolutionary terms makes him expendable. He is a prime example of the Darwin Awards in the flesh.

    Unfortunately, his actions resulted in the death of another human being BEFORE our judicial system decided to take permanent action against him. Had more drastic measures been put into place, maybe he wouldn’t be facing Murder charges and Steves would still be alive.

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