Passenger gets 210 days in jail for role in Gavin Gladding’s hit-and-run death

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A judge on Wednesday gave Fernanda Lopez 210 days in jail for her role in the hit-and-run death of Clovis Unified educator Gavin Gladding.

Lopez was the passenger and girlfriend of Rogelio Maravilla — the teen who hit and killed Gladding last year.

Investigators said Lopez was a passenger in the truck that her boyfriend Maravilla was driving when he hit and killed Clovis Unified Vice Principal Gavin Gladding while he was jogging in northeast Fresno.

“I believe [Lopez] is a good person, but there’s the saying ‘good people do bad things,'” the judge said Wednesday.

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She was also sentenced to three years probation and was ordered to pay half the costs of the funeral.

Lopez was had pleaded no contest to accessory after the fact/having knowledge of the crime as well as destruction/concealment of evidence. 

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