25-year old Alec Scott Abraham of Costa Mesa was convicted of two counts of second-degree murder and sentenced to 30 years to life in prison in February. On June 10, 2015, Abraham was driving a Mustang when he swerved into a left-turn lane and collided with a Chevrolet Cruz. Inside the Chevy Cruz were 54-year-old Katherine Hampton and 2-year-old Kaydence Hampton. Kaydence’s mother Megan and brother Nathaniel were also in the car at the time of the collision. Katherine and Kaydence Hampton were both killed in the crash, and Megan suffered from a broken jaw while Nathaniel suffered from a broken collarbone. Abraham claims he is “a victim in this case” but he is being sentenced to 30 years to life after being convicted of two counts of second-degree murder.
In court, Orange County Superior Court Judge Cheri Pham reprimanded Abraham repeatedly for his outburts and for interrupting the proceedings. While in court, the families of the victims read statements regarding the impact this case and the deaths of their family members has had on them. According to Senior Deputy District Attorney Whitney Bokosky, Abraham was accelerating 100% and speeding at 75 mph when he T-boned the Chevy Cruz.
In addition, Abraham has shown a history of reckless driving to the point that his co-workers warned him to stop driving “like an idiot” and even forwarded a video of him driving a Mustang at 140 mph to the California Highway Patrol. Abraham called his father after the crash to pick him up, and he was arrested a day later in Costa Mesa.