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August 5, 2011

Marcia Mott Roberts wil be sentenced for gross vehicular manslaughter

Filed under: California Defense Attorney — Tags: , — fayarfa @ 3:35 pm

SAN FERNANDO – A Northridge woman who drove away after hitting and killing a pedestrian in a San Fernando Valley crosswalk nearly three years ago pleaded no contest today to gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.

Deputy District Attorney Ruby Arias-Giroux said 45-year-old Marcia Mott Roberts also admitted an allegation that she left the scene in which 19-year-old Cal State Northridge student Johoney Lobos was killed.

Lobos was stuck and killed on Sept. 23, 2008, while in a crosswalk in the 10300 block of North Lindley Avenue in Northridge. Roberts was arrested a short time afterwards and remains in custody.

The prosecutor said that Roberts will be sentenced to 15 years – 10 for the manslaughter and five for the special allegation. Sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 18 before San Fernando Superior Court Judge David B. Gelfound.


  1. What about the controlling boyfriend who was caught at the auto parts store trying to cover up the accident? Shouldn’t he also get five years for trying to cover it up? The DA was so focused on the driver that she was going to have the boyfriend testify against her which would keep him out of jail. But now that the driver and DA are agreeing to 15 years and avoiding a nasty trial the boyfriend still gets a pass? It does not seem like justice has been fully served.

    Comment by Karmaholic — August 5, 2011 @ 5:18 pm

  2. Umm, reality check, justice is rarely served.

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