A tragic accident that happened almost two years ago has resulted in a man being convicted of murder and manslaughter as well as driving under the influence of alcohol.
The Mercury News reported that Bo Robledo, 34, of Selma was convicted of the charges by a Contra County jury on Tuesday, June 11th for his role in the fatal crash that took the life of Natalie Davies, 21 and critically injuring her boyfriend, Zachary Punty.
Court records say that in November of 2017, Robledo was traveling northbound on Willow Pass Road in Concord when he veered out of his lane, crashing head-on with the sedan that Davies and Punty were traveling in.
Davies was pronounced dead at the scene while Punty was taken to an area hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries.
Law enforcement officers at the scene determined that Robledo had a blood alcohol level of 0.22, which is almost three times the legal limit of 0.08 percent.
The charges filed against Robledo include second-degree murder, gross vehicular homicide while intoxicated, driving under the influence of alcohol causing injury within 10 years of a prior DUI conviction, driving on a suspended license and other related charges.
Robledo’s trial lasted almost three weeks, but the jury took less than a day in its deliberations to convict him. He now faces a sentence of 23 years to life in prison.
Bo Robledo is due to be sentenced at 900 a.m. on July 26th. The families of both Natalie Davies and Zachary Punty are due to speak to the court at that time.