LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 38-year-old man has been sentenced to nine years in state prison for the hit-and-run death of an elderly Montebello woman three years ago.

David Louis Loera was convicted in August of one count each of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence and leaving the scene of an accident. His sentence was imposed Friday.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office says Loera struck 84-year-old Norma Lambo-Plasencia in October 2009 while she was out walking her dog. Loera fled the scene.

He was arrested two days later after his pickup truck was found at an auto body shop.

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Comments (5)
  1. Will Campbell says:

    Hi hits and kills a woman, intentionally flees the scene and then purposefully tries to cover up the evidence of the murder he’s committed… and he gets nine years — perhaps out in half of that if he demonstrates good behavior behind bars. That’s justice?

  2. lisa says:

    it’s so sad how our justice system is. my brother was killed in a hit and run, this person covered all tracks her car had not one tiny scratch on it, they found her 57 days after my brother was killed. they only gave her a year in county jail wow till this day i can not believe it. although it would not bring my brother back i would have love for her to at least had gotten 9 yrs… =(

  3. Maria says:

    9 years for killing an elderly women but the average man gets 20 years for raping and NOT killing a women! Now I truly understand why the rest of the world views Americans and the U.S. as STUPID AS THEY SHOULD. *I was raped by a man two years ago when I was waiting for a bus at a bus stop on figueroa st in LA…he pulled me into his van and forced me to give him oral and have sex with him in his van. Yes, it was scary and wrong but he was sentenced to 18 years and he didn’t have any weapons nor drugs on him…to me that was very excessive…he should have gotten 2-3 years…after all he didn’t kill me and this women died and the guy got 9 years…LOL

    1. LTSB says:

      Americans are on a “witch hunt” with anything sex-related. It’s like with movie content, everyone is more paranoid about a sex scene than with a violence.

  4. Mustang says:

    I agree with what you’re saying. But when reading your statement what happened to you when awaiting for the bus to arrive, and he arrives to take you away just to sexually gratify himself by you giving oral copulation to him – you have to live the rest of your life having the bitter rememberance and taste. Imagine 2 to 3 years goes by fast and he returns back to look for some other women and spots you again. The second time he may act revengeful. There are other people who get 1 to 2 years in jail for killing a driver or pedesterian. Be fortunate you were able to blog about it. Rape vs. pedesterian getting killed is two diffeent avenues. If I was a top ranking official and one of my relatives gets killed by a driver – I would be seeking for higher sentencing.You have to be careful when crossing the streets and awaiting for the bus at a stop.

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