LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A 23-year-old woman was sentenced to nearly three years in prison Tuesday for the hit-and-run death of a San Fernando Valley teenager.

Dominique Rush, of Oxnard, was sentenced to two years and eight months in prison, with credit for the 10 months she has already served.

Rush pleaded no contest to manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident in the April 2011 death of German Romero.

Romero, a 17-year-old senior at Chatsworth High School, was riding his bike on De Soto Avenue in Canoga Park when he was fatally struck by Rush’s car.

Rush’s father, 44-year-old Steven Rush, was sentenced to three years of probation, 10 days in jail and 30 days of community service for trying to cover up the crime.

Comments (5)
  1. John Ashton says:

    This obviously was not a person of ‘color’, who committed this crime. What a slap on the wrist for such an awful crime.

    1. truthbetold says:

      I agree that it was indeed a slap on the wrist but all parties in this horrible situation were Hispanic. Although I know somebody has to throw in the race card, race had nothing to do with it. We’re in California.

  2. Tony says:

    Very true John, the system makes sick.

  3. Opus the Poet says:

    Don’t forget that her father only got 10 days for conspiracy to obstruct justice in this case, a much more serious charge that ordinarily carries years of prison, not days in jail. This is less than a slap on the wrist, barely a step up from a stern scolding.

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