California judge wants more info before granting teen hit-and-run driver's request for early release
September 22, 2022 at 22:54
GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING: A Los Angeles judge reached no decision Thursday after a teen who admitted to mowing down a mother and her 8-month-old in a stolen car asked for an early release from a five- to seven-month sentence in juvenile probation camp.
"The reports from his time in probation show that he is not rehabilitated, and he shouldn’t be released early," Shea Sanna, the deputy district attorney who argued against early release, told Fox News Digital Thursday.
The suspect, who is not being identified because of his age, appeared in court with his mother.
LOS ANGELES WRONG-WAY HIT-AND-RUN DRIVER WHO PLOWED INTO MOM AND BABY IN STOLEN CAR WANTS EARLY RELEASEAfter a delay over whether the victim and members of the media could observe the proceedings, things got underway.
The defense introduced a motion for early release.
LOS ANGELES' GASCON CALLS REPORTS ON HIT-AND-RUN ‘MISINFORMATION’ AS VICTIM BLASTS ‘MURDERER-FRIENDLY’ DARachel said she had not been given an opportunity to speak Thursday.
Photos taken at the scene show the driver as a thin, White male wearing clothes that appeared too big and a "Scooby Doo" neck tattoo.
His eyes were barely open as he spoke with police outside the stolen car.
He was out on probation at the time for poisoning a high school girl.
Current and former prosecutors have said the suspect could have faced additional charges and stiffer penalties given the evidence.
However, Gascon claimed his office had charged the teen with "the most serious offenses possible under the law."
Rachel has described the hit-and-run as an attempted murder, far more serious than Gascon’s office makes it out to be.