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On Monday, Fernanda Lopez admitted in a Fresno County court that she concealed evidence in the deadly hit and run crash.
BREAKING: Fernanda Lopez, the passenger during the hit & run crash that killed @clovisusd vice principal Gavin Gladding and the one who initiated the repairs to cover it up, is pleading no contest to the felony count against her.— Corin Hoggard (@corinhoggard) March 18, 2019
She will not go to prison.@ABC30 pic.twitter.com/GD20VdailB
Last year, Lopez was in the truck with her boyfriend Rogelio Alvarez-Maravilla when he hit Gladding while he was jogging near Friant and Old Friant road.
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A judge says Lopez will not go to prison but she will likely face time in jail once she finishes this semester at Fresno State.
Sentencing is set for May 15.
In February, Gladding's family along with state lawmakers introduced a proposed bill called Gavin's Law.
Gavin's Law calls for harsh punishment for people who fail to stop at the scene of an accident that results in serious injury or death. If the accident only results in injury, then suspect would face 4, 5, or 6 years in state prison. However, if the accident results in death, the suspect could face 6, 7, or 8 years in state prison and a specified fine.
Under the existing law, if a vehicle accident results in permanent, serious injury or death, a person who does not stop is subject to punishment by imprisonment in state prison for 2, 3, or 4 years or in a county jail for less than 90 days.
There will be a hearing for Gavin's Law in Sacramento on March 19, 2019.