Driver, 24, is seen in court for beating psychologist, 68, while driving his McLaren

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Student, 24, charged with murder of psychologist, 68, after hitting him with his McLaren sports car in LA, appears in court on $ 250,000 bail

  • Ka Leung Chan wore a mask while keeping his eyes low at the Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday when he attended charges for vehicle manslaughter
  • Chan was driving the sports car when he met 68-year-old Larry D. Brooks on May 4, 2020
  • Brooks’s wife, Anna Marie Piersimoni, was present at the hearing
  • In addition to the charges of manslaughter with a vehicle, Chan is also facing a death suit

A former student who hit a psychologist in 2020 with his speeding McLaren sports car has appeared in court for arraignment.

Ka Leung Chan wore a mask as he looked straight ahead at the Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday while attending charges for manslaughter by vehicle in the death of 68-year-old psychologist Larry D. Brooks, Ph. D.

Chan, who was attending the Southern California Institute of Architecture on a student visa, was driving his sports car south on Sante Fe in Los Angeles on May 4, 2020, when he hit the pedestrian.

Ka Leung Chan wore a mask while keeping his eyes low at the Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday when he attended charges for vehicle manslaughter

Ka Leung Chan wore a mask while keeping his eyes low at the Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday when he attended charges for vehicle manslaughter

Chan was driving the sports car when he met 68-year-old Larry D. Brooks on May 4, 2020

Chan was driving the sports car when he met 68-year-old Larry D. Brooks on May 4, 2020

Brooks’s wife, Anna Marie Piersimoni, was present at the hearing.

The young student told police he was swerving to avoid a car that was driving, adding that he was driving ‘less than 60’ at the time. Los Angeles Times reports. At that particular point on the road, the speed limit is 30 miles per hour.

After swerving, Chan hit several vehicles before plowing against Brooks. The psychologist was walking home at the time of the incident.

Brooks's wife, Anna Marie Piersimoni, was present at the hearing

Brooks’s wife, Anna Marie Piersimoni, was present at the hearing

The young student told police he was swerving to avoid a car that was driving out, adding that he was driving 'less than 60' at the time.

After swerving, Chan hit several vehicles before plowing against Brooks

The young student told police he was swerving to avoid a car that was driving out, adding that he was driving ‘less than 60’ at the time. After swerving, Chan hit several vehicles before plowing against Brooks

Brooks’s shoes were knocked off and his left leg was cut. The psychologist was pronounced dead on the spot.

Chan, who was only 23 at the time of the incident, was released the next day on $ 250,000 bail.

In addition to the charges of manslaughter with a vehicle, Chan is also facing a death suit.

Brooks's shoes were knocked off and his left leg was cut.  The psychologist was pronounced dead on the spot

Brooks’s shoes were knocked off and his left leg was cut. The psychologist was pronounced dead on the spot

Chan listens to his attorney at the vehicle homicide hearing

Chan listens to his attorney at the vehicle homicide hearing

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