Gervonta Davis pleads guilty to hit-and-run charges in Maryland, sentencing set for May 5

Gervonta Davis pleaded guilty to hit-and-run charges in Baltimore, Maryland in November 2020. The accident injured a pregnant woman and three other people.

Davis, an undefeated boxer and second WBA lightweight champion, pleaded guilty Thursday to four counts in the accident. Davis pleaded guilty to the following charges: leaving the scene of an accident with bodily injury, failure to notify property damage, driving with a revoked license, and running a red light.

Davis was due to appear in court on Thursday but waived that right. District Judge Althea M. Handy told Davis that he pleaded guilty “without agreeing on what punishment would be given at sentencing.” according to ESPN. Davis and his lawyer Michael Tomko declined to comment on the decision.

The sentencing of the 28-year-old boxer is scheduled for May 5. Davis is reportedly working on a deal to complete his fight with Ryan Garcia, which is scheduled for April 15 in Las Vegas.

Davis left the Baltimore club in a Lamborghini at around 2 a.m. on November 5, 2020. According to the prosecution, Davis was accompanied by a police escort. Davis ran a red light, crashing into the passenger side of another vehicle. The prosecution said Davis made eye contact with one of the four victims of the plane crash, a pregnant woman named Jair Smith, before fleeing the scene.

Late last year, a Baltimore District Court judge refused to approve a plea deal that would have required Davis to spend 60 days under house arrest instead of jail.

Davis is also due to appear in court on February 23 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in relation to the December 27, 2022, misdemeanor domestic violence charge. Davis is accused of causing bodily harm after he allegedly hit the mother of his one-year-old child. old daughter. He pleaded not guilty. Police said the mother had a small abrasion on the inside of her upper lip as a result of the “slap”. The alleged victim filed an affidavit on January 24, asking the court to drop the charges.


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