Now in front of a judge, Jesse Lopez appeared remorseful in front of the court and decided to enter the guilty plea of his own free will. Lopez also apologized to the family and his lawyer called the fatal collision a big mistake. Jesse Lopez will face up to six years in prison for the crash and his sentencing hearing is scheduled for January 18. We will provide updates as they are released in the following months.
We hope this decision by Mr. Lopez will help the Peralta family on their road to recovery.
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