Breaking news: No Contest plea in Ed Magos case

Evidently, there’s a resolution in what has been a sore point for L.A. cyclists for most of this year.

As you may recall, city employee Ed Magos was hit by a Porsche while riding to work on January 6th of this year. The driver allegedly got out of her car, looked at Magos laying in the street, and — ignoring his pleas for help — got back in her car and drove off.

Angelina Everett later stopped at a police station, and reportedly told the officer working the desk that she “might have hit something.”

And in a case of remarkable absurdity, both the DA and City Attorney initially declined to file charges until complaints from cyclists and a new Police Chief caused the CA’s office to reconsider the case. That eventually lead to the filing misdemeanor charges for leaving the scene of a collision resulting in physical injuries (CVC 20001) and property damage (CVC 2002A).

Now frequent contributor Dj Wheels reports that Everett has plead no contest to both counts, with sentencing tentatively scheduled for 1:30 pm on November 3rd.

No other details yet, so we’ll have to see how it turns out. But reading between the lines, it sounds like she reached a plea deal, which probably means a minimal sentence.

Then again, even that would be a lot better than it looked like this case would turn out before the bike community got involved.

Update: I’ve been informed by someone with inside knowledge of this case that no plea deal has been reached. If you’re available to attend the sentencing hearing, a large turnout could have an impact what sentence the judge imposes.

4 comments

  1. DJwheels says:

    Everett was out in the hallway waiting for her attorney when I got there at 8:30. Heard the clerk tell the City Attorney that defense counsel would be late. He arrived around 10:20am. Met with his client in the hall, conferred with C.A. and then turned in the completed green plea form which is done in cases where people enter a no contest.

    There was a request by defense counsel for the judge to give an indicated ruling on the sentence. This is done when a defendant is going to make an open plea to the court rather than accept the offer proposed by the prosecutors. Basically it’s a free look into how the judge will rule on the sentence.

    The judge declined to give an indicated ruling without hearing testimony from the victim or interested parties. Defense counsel still attempted to elicit an indicated ruling from the judge by stating that she should consider the interest of Ms. Everett who is very remorseful. Judge said not without hearing from victim.

    Everett then entered her plea, but she needed a moment to collect herself as she began to choke up.

    Sentencing was tentatively scheduled for Nov. 3 at 1:30pm. However a new date, potentially earlier, may be selected if necessary based on the availability of the parties.

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  3. mtrujillo says:

    Dj – Ed is my brother-in-law, and I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you and rest of the bike community for your support during this rough patch in his life. This has been a tough recovery for Ed (emotionally and physically) and having your support has meant so much to him and our family. Thank you for all you do for the biking community.

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