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Boxer Gervonta Davis set for Dec. trial after judge rejects plea deal for 2020 hit-and-run

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Boxer Gervonta Davis and his lawyer will appear in court on December 12 after the judge turned down a plea deal in a 2020 Baltimore traffic accident case.

At Tuesday’s hearing, Judge Melissa Finn rejected a deal offered by prosecutors that included one year of probation, two months of home confinement and zero jail time. Davis, 27, has already accepted the deal, which was not the first he’s been offered. Prosecutors initially offered a plea deal that included four months in jail, but Davis rejected it in March.

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Davis faces charges of driving with a suspended license, driving with a revoked license, and refusing to stay at the scene of an accident. All of these charges are misdemeanors and each carry a potential prison sentence of one year.

Victim claims Davis ignored her pleas for help

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The accident happened around 2 am on November 5, 2020. Davis was allegedly driving his 2020 Lamborghini Urus SUV at high speed in downtown Baltimore when he ran a red light and crashed into a midsize Toyota. According to the police report received by the Baltimore Banner, the car was “destroyed” even though the airbags deployed. Four Toyota passengers were taken to the hospital for treatment.

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Three of these passengers settled their civil suits against Davis, but the fourth man, Jayir Smith, did not. Smith was in court on Tuesday to challenge the plea agreement, which she said was insufficient given the implications of the crime. She was pregnant at the time of the accident and suffered a severe knee injury that would severely affect her for the rest of her life, along with other physical problems.

Smith also claims that Davis knew she was in trouble and hit the smoking car immediately after the crash, but ignored her cries for help.

“I begged Mr Gervonta Davis; I looked him in the eye,” Smith said in court. through the Baltimore banner. “I said that I need to return home to my daughter, I am pregnant. He never came to help me. I packed my things and left.”

Smith’s account that Davis left the scene is supported by video and witness statements, prosecutors said.

Gil Amaral, Smith’s attorney, called the plea deal “nothing in this case” and said that any deal offered to Davis that did not include jail time would be unacceptable to Smith.

“I don’t think that’s acceptable either,” Finn said of the current plea agreement. “The court will not accept.”

Davis, who is 27-0 in his career with 25 knockouts, is hinting at a possible return to the ring in December. With a trial date set for December 12, this return could be up in the air.

In December, Gervonta Davis will face trial in a 2020 hit-and-run case after a judge rejected his plea deal with prosecutors.  (AP Photo/David Swanson)
In December, Gervonta Davis will face trial in a 2020 hit-and-run case after a judge rejected his plea deal with prosecutors. (AP Photo/David Swanson)



Source: sports.yahoo.com

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