A Lubbock jury convicted Jeena Roberts of bail jumping Wednesday morning. Roberts was supposed to turn herself in earlier this year for a prison sentence related to her guilty plea for manslaughter and intoxication assault. Roberts admitted her involvement in an October 2010 crash that killed Linda Smaltz.
Prosecutors say she not only failed to turn herself in but, but she also tried to hide from law enforcement, a claim her defense team denied at trial. Roberts was sentenced by State District Judge Jim Bob Darnell Wednesday afternoon to seven years. However, the judge ordered her sentence to run concurrently to her 15 year sentence for the crash. In other words, she will not have to serve more time in prison because of the bail jumping conviction.
Updated 2:15 PM.
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