This story appeared in the Antelope Valley Press
Wednesday, July 22, 2009.
By DAISY RATZLAFF
Valley Press Staff Writer
LANCASTER – An ex-convict was sentenced to four years in prison after he admitted to a hit-and-run that killed a woman walking her bicycle across a Lancaster street.
Derrick Jackson, 39, of Lancaster pleaded no contest to one felony count of leaving the scene of an accident, said Jane Robison of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office.
Charges were filed July 14 against Jackson, and he entered his plea during a court appearance that day, Robison said. Sheriff’s records indicate Jackson was on parole from state prison.
“He pleaded the same day it was filed,” Robison said. “It’s a little unusual. He was sentenced to four years in state prison.”
Jackson is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 12 for a restitution hearing.