FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- June 11, 2019
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Selma Man Found Guilty of Second-Degree Murder for 2017 DUI Crash
Martinez, Calif. – Today, a Contra Costa County jury found defendant Bo Robledo of Selma, California guilty of second-degree murder for a 2017 driving under the influence collision in Concord. Robledo was also convicted of driving under the influence causing great bodily injury at the time of the fatal crash that claimed the life of 21-year-old Natalie Davies, a resident of Concord.
Just before midnight on November 5, 2017, Robledo’s vehicle collided head-on with the victim’s vehicle near Kinne Bridge on Willow Pass Road in Concord. Robledo’s high rate of speed and intoxication caused the deadly collision. The collision also injured victim Zachary Punty and left him with significant life-altering injuries.
Robledo now faces a sentence of 23 years to life in state prison. Sentencing will occur on July 26, 2019 in front of the Honorable Rebecca Hardie in Department 5 of the Contra Costa County Superior Court in Martinez. Contra Costa County Deputy District Attorney Derek Butts prosecuted the case on behalf of the People. The case originated in the Office’s Homicide Unit.
DDA Butts was recently honored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) as part of the organization’s 2019 Law Enforcement Recognition event. DDA Butts was recognized for his dedication in prosecuting DUI murder cases, including the recent convictions of defendants Fred Lowe and Lemuel Wilson.
The jury found Robledo guilty of the following charges:
- Second-Degree Murder
- Gross Vehicular Manslaughter while intoxicated with a prior conviction
- Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol Causing Injury Within 10 Years of Another DUI Offense
- Driving with a .08% Blood Alcohol Content Causing Inquiry Within 10 Years of Another DUI Offense
- Driving When Privilege Suspended Or Revoked For A Driving Under The Influence Conviction
Case Information: People v. Bo Steven Robledo, Docket Number 05-181781-6