No news is good news? Stephanie Segal sentencing delayed

As many of you may know, Stephanie Segal was scheduled to be sentenced yesterday for the drunken hit-and-run death of cyclist James Laing in Agoura Hills last October.

However, when there was no word last night on the sentencing, I reached out to cyclist/attorney Dj Wheels to see if he’d heard anything. As it turned out, he’d already checked with the court clerk, who informed him that the hearing had been continued to November 29th; no reason was given.

Personally, I’m hoping the judge will give us a strict sentence we can be thankful for around Thanksgiving, instead of a terrifying slap on the wrist just before Halloween.


Wheels also reports that Shawn Fields is appealing his seven-year sentence in the drunken hit-and-run death of 17-year old cyclist Danny Marin, case number B236186. His opening brief is due in mid-December; however, he’s still waiting for an attorney to be appointed, so expect a delay.

And a trial date has finally been scheduled for Patrick Roraff in the alleged street-racing death of pro cyclist Jorge Alvarado in April of last year. A pretrial hearing is scheduled for December 19, with a trial readiness conference January 20th, and the actual trial is set to begin on January 23rd. As Wheels notes, we’ll have to see how firm those dates turn out to be.

After all, Roraff may have some more soccer matches scheduled.


  1. carolyn laing says:

    Thankyou for the post…I took the day off work to go again….Canceled ..Its been over a year…So far 1 day in jail…sickens me…Carolyn Laing

  2. Joseph Laing says:

    I just heard that my brother’s murderer was sentenced yesterday to 9 years.

    • bikinginla says:

      Hi Joseph — do you have any more details? Last I heard, Segal balked at entering a plea on the 29th, and sentencing was rescheduled for December 13th.

      • carolyn laing says:

        she was sentenced thursday to 9 yrs…..she has 2 more weeks of rehab,then she goes to jail…..carolyn laing

  3. carolyn laing says:

    i mean on tuesday…

  4. Sheila Wagner says:

    Hello Joseph and Carolyn,

    My name is Sheila. I worked with Jim for several years at ELS. I knew him well and considered him a friend. Many of his former co-workers including myself are still here and want to know if Stephanie Segal was sentenced. I see from these postings that she was sentenced for 9 years. Can you please confirm this for me before I tell people here at ELS? Of course, this whole thing is tragic but I can’t help but be happy for Jim!!

    • carolyn laing says:


  5. Greg says:

    Many victims in this case , MANY

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