Let us travel back in time 11 months to August 2014, when Deputy District Attorney Stephen Cornwell objected to the one year jail sentence Orange County Superior Court Judge Robert Fitzgerald gave to Jaqwun Laerin Turner, because the Hawthorne truck driver played a role in the death of a 51-year-old lady on the 22 freeway in Santa Ana. Martha Rodezno either fell, jumped or was pushed out of the cab of the petroleum tanker truck Turner was driving (Cornwell, who argued for prison time, could not prove which). While Turner continued on without stopping to render aid, Hizzoner reckoned Rodezno would have still died anyway.
Courtesy of Santa Ana PD Jaqwun Laerin Turner
Fitzgerald probably wishes he could pull that one back now.More »