Teen May Plead Guilty in Temple Student Hit-and-Run: Lawyer - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Teen May Plead Guilty in Temple Student Hit-and-Run: Lawyer



    Suspect in Temple Hit-&-Run Expected to Plead Guilty

    The suspect in a hit-and-run that critically injured Temple University student Rachel Hall will stay in jail after a judge denied a motion to reduce bail. (Published Friday, May 22, 2015)

    A Philadelphia teen has waived his preliminary hearing and will likely plead guilty in connection with the hit-and-run accident that critically injured a Temple University lacrosse player.

    The case for 18-year-old Rashan Roberts will proceed to trial, but his attorney says he hopes to negotiate a guilty plea.

    He surrendered to police May 6 after his parents contacted authorities and told them their son was driving the 2012 Mitsubishi Gallant that hit 22-year-old Rachel Hall.

    Roberts only had a learner's permit.

    Hall was hit while riding her bicycle April 29 near Temple's campus in North Philadelphia. She remains unconscious at Temple University Hospital.

    The Mullica Hill, New Jersey native was a senior majoring in criminal justice. Her mother accepted her diploma this month at Temple's graduation.