Sentencing postponed in 2015 vehicular homicide case | KOB 4

Sentencing postponed in 2015 vehicular homicide case Web Staff
January 18, 2018 06:14 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A judge on Thursday pushed back the sentencing for man who hit and killed a woman on an Albuquerque street


Jesse Lopez pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide in the death of 67-year-old Margaret Peralta. She was crossing the street at Gibson and San Pedro in October 2015 when Lopez hit her with his car.

Prosecutors say Lopez was high on narcotics and fell asleep at the wheel crossing into oncoming traffic before hitting Peralta.

In October 2017, Lopez went before a judge and pleaded guilty, his attorneys saying he is remorseful and apologizes to the family.

The judge allowed a doctor for the defense to testify next month. Lopez faces up to six years in prison.

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