Dewayne Williams sentenced to four years in prison for hit-and-run accident that killed Stanford graduate student

San Jose State postpones game after running back from L.A. is struck, killed by bus

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SAN JOSE, CA – A bus driver who struck and killed a running back from L.A. in Santa Barbara just a few months before he graduated from Stanford, was sentenced to the maximum of four years in prison.

Samajio Harris-Moore, 22, was charged with one of four felonies — reckless driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol — for the hit and run accident that killed his friend, Stanford University graduate student Jeremy McPheeters.

Last week, Harris-Moore pleaded no contest to the reckless driving charge and his sentencing was set for Wednesday. When he faces sentencing on the felony, he will be the second person in as many weeks who has been sentenced to four years in a state prison after being convicted of the same traffic violation, which is a gross misdemeanor punishable by up to a year of jail time.

Earlier this month, Dewayne Williams was sentenced to six months in jail, followed by three years of probation, for a hit-and-run that left one person dead and injured a second.

Dewayne Williams

Williams was found sleeping under a freeway overpass in downtown Los Angeles in July 2017, after his car was struck by a motorist while he slept. There was no evidence he had alcohol or drugs in his system.

Williams and his car were both covered with a blanket and not wearing seatbelts. He was driving a rental car driven by his girlfriend at the time of the incident.

According to court records, Williams’ guilty plea was in the form of a no contest in Los Angeles County Superior Court to reckless driving

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