SAN FERNANDO (CBS) — A 45-year-old woman was sentenced Thursday to 15 years in prison for running down a Cal State Northridge student on a crosswalk and fleeing the scene.

Marcia Matt Roberts pleaded no contest earlier this month to gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated for the death of 19-year-old Johoney Lobos in September 2008.

Lobos was run down while on a crosswalk in the 10300 block of North Lindley Avenue on Sept. 23, 2008.

The white SUV that struck Lobos was found later near Devonshire Street and Reseda Boulevard.

Roberts was arrested that night and has remained in jail ever since.


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Comments (15)
  1. Shiggity says:

    15 years is an outrage. Shame on you judge. Hopefully she gets a retrial while in prison from fellow inmates, and they find her guilty. I hope they sentence her to death.

    1. California Justice says:

      Just goes to show you how much value they put on life here in California as opposed to Texas.

  2. California Justice says:

    The good old California justice system at work for you. Not only did she kill someone, but she fled the scene. She definitely deserves more than 15 years in prison.

  3. lala63 says:

    15 years? Not enough. How on EARTH do you hit someone with your car and LEAVE after you do it???? She must be an ANIMAL. Of course, she was drunk – maybe she was out of her head … but HELLO – then she should not have been driving in the first place. I have ZERO sympathy for that driver. Don’t drink and drive. Don’t text and drive. Watch the road. If I were to hit an ANIMAL in the road, I would stop and try to help it and this was a HUMAN. Good GOD … what has happened to human decency?

  4. Roger Wallace says:

    I think 15 years is a pretty solid sentence for a non-premeditated homicide. It’s a long time. Think about all you’ve done and experienced since 1996, and you then realize how much time is being taken away from this person due to their negligent and irresponsible behavior.

    1. Shiggity says:

      Roger must be a relative of the drunk bimbo…

  5. VekBoo says:

    Sounds a little on the light side to me, she musta paid someone off.

  6. rich says:

    if she has been in jail since 2008 when it happen then you can count on that span of time being taken off the sentance which leaves 12 years or so which will be whittled down for good behavior if she stays out of trouble in jail so she MIGHT actually get 7-8 years out of this

  7. CA Lawyer says:

    15 years might not seem enough but under the charges that were filed she received the maximum sentence. Remember the illegal alien without a drivers license who hit a man and a women by USC a few years ago? The women died and the man was thrown off of the cars hood and then the driver fled the scene. This women got 8 years in jail! Yes, EIGHT for killing an honor USC student without a license and fleeing the scene.

    1. Jeff says:

      I’m surprised the governor didn’t pardon her because she is an illegal alien.

      1. Jeffy says:

        Derpity Derp Derp. Jeffy make comment not make sense. Jeffy have opinion. Jeffy hate illegal alien peeple. Boing! There’s a tea party in my pants. I like peanut butter.

    2. Astonished says:

      She got 15 years. The young man gets zero years of life and his family has to deal with this for the rest of their lives. My guess is her lawyer argued that she was of diminished capacity due to her intoxication (no joke–its been done).

      Well I for one am tired of all the hit and runs that have been occurring since last year. It seems that the value of a pedestrian or bicyclist has gone down to less than that of an animal in the street.

      We need to toughen our laws and make more restrictive penalties.

      When she gets out she can pick up where she left off. Can his family do that?

  8. A patriot says:

    15 years is an outrage. Shame on you judge. She should have gotten like 25 to 50 years and pay the dead student’s student instead of the parents having to deal with it.


    she’s a white blond thats why she got 15 years duh!!!!!

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