Woman Pleads No Contest In CSUN Student’s Death

SAN FERNANDO (CBS) — A 45-year-old woman pleaded no contest Tuesday to gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated in the death of a Cal State Northridge student killed in a crosswalk near the campus almost three years ago.

Marcia Mott Roberts of Northridge, also admitted a special allegation of leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in another person’s death, according to a clerk at the San Fernando courthouse.

The Sept. 23, 2008, crash killed 19-year-old Johoney Lobos, who was run down while in a crosswalk in the 10300 block of North Lindley Avenue.

Police said they found the white SUV that struck Lobos near Devonshire Street and Reseda Boulevard.

Roberts was arrested that night and has since remained jailed. She is scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 18.

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  • Matthew

    “No contest” is the plea cowards use

    • Astonished

      Be that as it may, it is as good as pleading Guilty.

  • Karmaholic

    Yes, we all know that no contest pleas are equivalent to guilty. But what about the boyfriend who was caught with the car at the auto parts store in the act of trying to cover it all up? He gets a pass? Sounds like justice was only half served here.

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