On Thursday, June 25th, the Tucson Police Department said in a press release that they arrested and charged the man who fled the scene of an accident in Tucson, Arizona. Jerry Jay Sims, 26, is facing a second-degree murder charge and would need the expertise of a car accident attorney.
According to the accident report, the crash happened on Wednesday morning, June 24th, at about 3 a.m. The TPD said that Sims while driving impaired and with excessive speed collided with another vehicle driven by Fedyst Fomeche. The collision’s impact left the woman with fatal injuries that claimed her life.
Sims fled the scene on foot, and officers later located him at his home and took him into custody. They booked him into the Pima County Jail, and there’s no information on his bail bond. The crash happened near Wilmot Road and 16th Street, and the investigation is ongoing. The police may bring additional charges against the suspect after its conclusion.
A murder charge in the first or second degree is a severe offense in Arizona and carries significant penalties. The difference between the two is premeditation as the courts consider whether or not the offender conceived to kill the victim before carrying out the act.
The penalties for second-degree murder include a minimum of 10 years imprisonment, a presumptive term of 16 years, or a maximum of 22 years in state prison. The numbers are for day-to-day prison time, meaning there’s no early release time for good behavior.
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