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North Carolina man pleads guilty in hit-and-run death

Posted July 12

— A North Carolina man has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the hit-and-run death of a newlywed earlier this year.

Local media outlets report Jamell Antonio Roland, who was arrested nearly a month after the accident, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to felony hit and run causing death. He was sentenced to between 31 and 47 months in prison. Roland entered a plea deal to have his habitual felon charge dropped.

Authorities accused Roland of hitting 24-year-old April Marie Daugherty as she was riding a bike on Jan. 20. Police say he left the scene.

Daugherty was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center, where she died from her injuries.

Police found the car Roland was driving abandoned at an apartment complex. It had front-end damage and a broken bumper.


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