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Westchester Woman Cara Cameron Pleads Not Guilty In Killing Australian Tourist

Westchester resident Cara Cameron pleaded not guilty to murder and manslaughter charges Wednesday. She denies striking and killing an Australian tourist in Santa Monica in 2012 while she was allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol.
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Westchester resident Cara Cameron pleaded not guilty to murder and manslaughter charges Wednesday. She denies striking and killing an Australian tourist in Santa Monica in 2012 while she was allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol.

Posted Jun. 6, 2013, 11:06 am

Brenton Garen / Editor-in-Chief

Westchester resident Cara Cameron pleaded not guilty Wednesday in the Los Angeles Superior Court to murder after allegedly striking and killing an Australian tourist in Santa Monica while she was allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol last year.

A court spokeswoman told The Mirror that Cameron pleaded not guilty to both counts of 187(a) murder and 191.5(a) manslaughter on Wednesday.

A pre-trial conference hearing is scheduled for Aug. 12 at 8:30 am in Department A in the Santa Monica Courthouse.

Australian Gary Mara, along with his wife Julianne and eight-year-old daughter Olivia, were on the north sidewalk on the 300 block of Colorado near the Santa Monica Pier at the pedestrian crosswalk at 8:15 p.m. on Aug. 21, 2012 and started to cross despite the solid red “Don’t Walk” sign.

Mr Mara was struck by a vehicle being driven eastbound on Colorado Avenue by 26-year-old Cameron.

Mr Mara succumbed to his injuries shortly after the collision.

Following an investigation, Cameron was arrested for driving under the influence and vehicular manslaughter.

Cameron has been free on bail of $1 million.

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Jun. 19, 2013, 11:52:06 am

Nicole said...

I pray she is given back what she has taken from that family. Don't let her out - she is vain. She parties. She has a huge online following. Let her free - and you let a lot of people think "if you are pretty and have $ you can get away with murder." Don't let that be true. A little girl lost her father and while she has grieved the last year - this woman has "changed her privacy settings" on her social media forums. A week after this incident she was uploading JAGERMEISTER billard tables. Back in the bar. She needs to be back behind bars.

Aug. 8, 2013, 2:25:31 pm

Nicole said...

Check out this girl's facebook - she looks happier than ever. I hope she spends forever in jail. Murderer.

Dec. 10, 2013, 1:43:42 pm

EL said...

So what if she is happy? everyone deserves to be happy. She will pay for what she did but there is no reason for her to be miserable. It was an accident and unfortunatly accidents happen. Should she have been driving drunk NO but her life shouldn't end either.

Dec. 18, 2013, 8:57:12 am

G said...

She has videos of herself driving under the influence now on Instagram.....still think that's okay?

Jan. 16, 2014, 7:17:27 pm

No Justice said...

Yep this CC is quite a devious con artist. Life behind bars!!!! I say!!! Drinks and does drugs to this day. NO remorse! Model ... lol!

Jan. 16, 2014, 7:21:22 pm

no justice said...

Note to EL ... I'm guessing you have been to a 'parte' with miss Cameron. Get real. Guessing you must just be like her. YOU have NO idea what she is like. AND YES i do!

Feb. 10, 2014, 8:26:48 pm

Gary said...

While she was drunk, the tourist who wasn't drunk illegally started crossing. He's at least 50% at blame, and he wasn't even drunk... Guy almost cost the rest of his family too.

Feb. 28, 2014, 4:49:40 am

Nope said...

Note to No Justice - of course you know and 'parte' with her. You can't speak basic english and sound like an idiot. You're next.

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