- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 19, 2016

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A hit-and-run driver who’s already served seven years in an Iowa prison has made a plea deal.

The Des Moines Register reports (https://dmreg.co/2egrvET ) that 46-year-old Jonathan Adams was first convicted in 2008 for the crash death of 36-year-old Tina Brown in Des Moines. Adams fought the convictions, and the Iowa Supreme Court ordered another trial.

Adams again was found guilty in 2012 of homicide by vehicle and leaving the scene of an accident. A drunken driving charge was dropped. Adams again fought the convictions, and they again were reversed.

This week’s plea deal changed his conviction to vehicular homicide by reckless driving. He will be sentenced to 10 years in prison. Prosecutors don’t expect that he’ll serve much more time.

Adams apologized to Brown’s relatives on Monday.


Information from: The Des Moines Register, https://www.desmoinesregister.com



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