According to a court filing by the state of Texas, the shooting took place on January 17. Mary Anne Oliver-Snow, who goes through “yandere.freak” on TIC Tac, was drinking with friends at her Houston home when she allegedly pulled out a gun she said her ex-boyfriend left behind, which she believed was unloaded.
At that point, according to the court record, Ms. Oliver-Snow “then and there unlawfully, recklessly caused the death of Helen Rose Hastings by pointing a handgun at the complainant and pulling the trigger.”
Ms. Oliver-Snow was charged with manslaughter. Police say they were “cooperative” and voluntarily made a statement, in which they insisted they did not know the gun would fire.
Ms. Hastings had been a freshman at Oberlin College in Ohio. At Oberlin school newspaper, friends remembered her for her “laughter, enthusiasm and compassion”.
“Helen had this really bubbly, really energetic personality and a good sense of humor,” freshman Zach Gershon told the newspaper.
Ms Hastings had been friends with Ms Oliver-Snow since high school, police said, and in January she was staying with Ms Oliver-Snow “for a few months.”
The young women were fans of the Batman fictional universe, Ms. Oliver-Snow told police, and enjoyed “cosplaying” as characters. Tragically, this fantasy may have played a role in Ms. Hastings’ death.
“The defendant said she was watching ‘Gotham’ and said she was drunk, she was laughing, she was messing around,” police said on the night of the accident, “and told her friends that she had a gun like Penguin ”.
“The defendant said the complainant walked up to her,” the report continued, “and was joking when she said to the defendant, ‘Ooooh, shoot me. As they laughed, the accused said ‘Oh ok’ and said it was gone.
After her arrest, Ms. Oliver-Snow was released on $ 20,000 bail, Dexter reported. An exchange of evidence in his case is scheduled for October 21.