UPDATE 8/14/2014: Despite a plea bargain, the Judge threw the book at Jameson Witty yesterday sentencing him to 6 months in jail instead of the 3 that was expected as part of the plea bargain with prosecution. For those of you who thought 3 months wasn't enough, it seemed the judge agreed. Anthony Jadow, Witty's accomplice took the same plea and is now expected to receive the same punishment during his sentencing in October.
As the Porsche Carrera GT that Paul Walker and Roger Rodas lost their lives in was being towed from the scene, two men (Jameson Witty and Anthony Janow) allegedly stole a part from the wreck (one of the roof panels) as it was stopped at a red-light. Not only were there witnesses to their alleged actions, someone with the profile name 'Jameson Witty' posted images to their Instagram account showing what looks like the car part along with the caption, "Piece of Paul walkers car, took it off a tow truck at a stop light." Following a short investigation Witty was arrested and Janow surrendered of his own accord. Today they had their day in court.
According to both entered no contest pleas (they didn't admit or dispute the charge) in exchange for three months in jail. The story goes on to quote Ricardo Santiago, spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office as saying the following,
“Witty entered an open plea to the court of no contest to one misdemeanor count each of grand theft of personal property, destroying evidence and resisting, obstructing and delaying a peace officer."
"Janow entered an open plea of no contest to one felony count of grand theft of personal property and one misdemeanor count each of destroying evidence and resisting, obstructing and delaying a peace officer.”
While it looks like their no contest plea was part of a deal with prosecutors, they could face up to 180 days in county jail. Janow will learn his ultimate fate at a sentencing hearing on August 14th and Witty his on October 23rd.
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