Woman pleads not guilty in hit-and run

DOWNEY - An arrest has been made in the hit-and-run death of a motorcyclist from Downey.Jessica Alejandra Aba, 21, plead not guilty Wednesday to one felony count of leaving the scene of an accident and one misdemeanor count of vehicular manslaughter, said Deputy District Attorney Susan Mills. Aba was allegedly driving a 2006 Nissan Versa C11X hatchback when she collided with Federico Porras, 29, on Aug. 3 at Marianna Avenue and Valley Boulevard near downtown Los Angeles. Porras, who was riding a 2007 Honda motorcycle, was pronounced dead at a local hospital, police said. Last week, the LAPD announced a $50,000 reward in the case. Officers arrested Aba on Monday after receiving a tip. Aba is due back at the Foltz Criminal Justice Center on Oct. 15. Her bail was set at $50,000. If convicted, she faces a maximum of five years in state prison.

********** Published: October 2, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 24