Wealthy trader’s wife is accused of drunkenly killing a man who strolling on the sidewalk with woman, after slamming her Porsche into him at high speed
Kristina Chambers, was driving her blue Porsche 911 Carrera at 100mph through the Montrose area of Houston, Texas on April 20 at 2:25am, with a female and male passenger
She lost control on a curve in the road and slammed into Joseph McMullin, 33, who was walking along the sidewalk with Brianna Iturrino on their first date
McMullin’s body was flung about 40 feet from the wreckage in the impact, while the three passengers inside the Porsche all survived, although the male passenger man was unconscious
Prosecutors said her blood alcohol level was four times over the legal limit and she had traces drugs in her purse
Chambers, 32, was rolled into a Houston court in a wheel chair on Wednesday charged with with intoxication manslaughter
The stay-at-home wife has been married six years to, Xuan Si, a Houston based portfolio manager
Judge ordered Chambers be held on a $50,000 bond and prohibited her from driving unless she gets a job
Kristina Chambers, [left], has been charged with manslaughter of Joseph McMullin [right], when she crashed her Porsche at 100mph into the pedestrian at 2:30am in Houston, driving at 100mph while drunk. McMullin was killed him instantly
The wife of a wealthy Texas trader appeared in court on Wednesday charged with intoxication manslaughter after she slammed her Porsche into a man at 100mph along Westheimer Road in Houston, as the victim walked along the sidewalk with a woman on their first date.
Kristina Chambers was driving her blue Porsche 911 Carrera at 100mph through the Montrose district of Houston on April 20 at 2:25am, with a female and male passenger.
Chambers, 32-year-old, stay-at-home wife had been drinking heavily, and was four times over the legal limit, it is alleged.
Houston police obtained surveillance video of the incident. Chambers the police report states, failed to make a curve in the road and smashed onto the sidewalk on Westheimer Road, instantly killing Joseph McMullin, a pedestrian was walking along the sidewalk with a woman.
McMullin, a 33-year-old audio technician and music lover, had been on a first date with Brianna Iturrino, and the pair were walking to get donuts at a late-night spot, when tragedy occurred.
Chambers was rolled court on Wednesday, charged with intoxication manslaughter. Her lawyer said she broke her leg and clavicle in the collision.
The victim Joseph McMullin and his date, Brianna Iturrino are seen walking along the sidewalk on Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas, as the Porsche comes to the bend in the road
A distraught Briana Iturrino can be seen talking to a HPD officer shortly after the Porsche crash into them and killed her partner in the early hours of April 20
Brianna Iturrino and Joseph McMullin were on their first date. Iturrino said they had been at a karaoke bar and went to get donuts when the car barreled into them
‘We had gone to karaoke at AvantGarden,’ Iturrino told KHOU. After spending time in the bar, the pair sought out some food.
‘When we got out, the taco truck was closed, but he knew Voodoo would be open.
‘He asked if I wanted to take my car. I said, ‘Well it’s not that far, we can walk. Fresh air.”
She said they had just left the donut shop when Iturrino said she saw the Porsche coming at them very fast.
She told police she saw a flash and then tried to find McMullin.
Chambers drove for several feet more, before finally crashing into a post.
The Porsche Carrera that Chambers was driving was completely wrecked and McMullin was was pronounced dead on the Houston street in the early hours of April 20
McMullin’s body was flung about 40 feet from the wreckage in the impact of the crash. The three passengers inside the Porsche all survived, although the man was unconscious
Iturrino [right, backing camera], watches as the wreck of the sports sedan that killed her partner is prepped for towing
McMullin, whose body was flung about 40 feet from the wreckage, died at the scene.
‘He really loved music. It was one of the things we bonded over,’ said Iturrino.
‘He said he wouldn’t sing, but he wanted to hear me sing.’
The female driver was traveling with two other people in the Porsche, a man and a woman who have not been identified. Neither are reported to have suffered serious injuries although the male was unconscious when taken from the scene.
Chambers was charged on Monday, and appeared in court on Wednesday. In court it was revealed that she also had drugs in the car at the time of the accident.
The defendant who lives in the Montrose area with her husband in an expansive $1.5 million home, has been married six years to Xuan Si, a wealthy portfolio manager.
The driver Kristina Chambers, a stay at home wife, and her husband, Xuan Si, purchased their $1.5 million home in Houston [photo], with a $1 million mortgage
Chambers was rolled into the 339th District Court on Wednesday still visibly injured from the crash, in a wheelchair, her arm in a sling.
Her lawyer, Mark Thiessen, said Chambers broke her leg and clavicle in the collision.
He told the court she was not guilty and cited poor road conditions on Houston streets as the reason Chambers lost control of her vehicle.
Thiessen described Chambers as unemployed and noted for the court that her husband is the sole provider.
Assistant District Attorney Kelly Marshall told the court Chambers’ actions were criminal.
‘There was a lot of alcohol in her system,’ Marshall said, adding that traces of suspected drugs, possibly Adderall and cocaine, were also found in her purse.
Chambers told police that she drank a beer at 9:30pm but nothing else until the 2:30am crash.
Judge Te’iva Bell ordered that Chambers be held on a $50,000 bond and prohibited her from driving unless she gets a job.
If she posts bond the judge ordered, Chambers will need to obey a curfew and not use drugs or alcohol and must wear a SCRAM device, which monitors the body’s sweat for alcohol.
The defendant is required to install a landline at her home to show that she is abiding by those conditions.
Houston born Joseph McMullin graduated from Stratford High School and later Houston Community College. His family paid tribute to a doting uncle, music lover, and kind soul.
His parents, Lynn and Chris, as well as his younger brother Matthew and his wife Anna, all recalled memories of a man with a true love of life and a large circle of friends.
Joseph McMullin was remembered by his family as a kind and loving brother and uncle
Kristina Chambers [seen in her mugshot] had blood alcohol four times over the legal limit when she slammed her Porsche into McMullin at 100mph killing him instantly
‘Good people are drawn to good people, and Joe had nothing but great people supporting, loving, and cheering him along,’ his obituary states.
‘Life can be hard at times – he never gave up and always did the right things to persevere.
‘He ran half-marathons, paved his own path to vegetarianism, and was secure enough to attend concerts alone, often arriving way too early so he could be front of stage. He lived life so courageously.
‘He was passionate about music, the arts and entertainment, movies, social justice, and most of all, people.
‘You could find Joe at a local record shop, concert event, or theater production multiple times a week. He enjoyed all genres of music and his record collection reflects it’.
Joseph’s grieving parents Lynn and Chris McMullin, along with his younger brother Matthew and his wife Anna, hold up his portrait, as all recalled him as someone with a true love of life and a huge number of friends,
His mother recalls attending the Coachella music festival in 2012, with her son, for the experience: ‘I didn’t belong at Coachella but there we were,’ she said.
He took his father to see the London group Black Midi in September, having correctly guessed he would enjoy their music.
Anna McMullin said he adored his niece Hazel, and was so excited about the impending arrival of a second baby girl in a month’s time.
Anna and Matthew McMullin plan to name the new baby Joelle, in honor of her uncle.