Guilty verdict in 2019 Mendocino hit-and-run that killed skateboarder
A Mendocino County Superior Court judge found a Fort Bragg woman guilty in a 2019 hit-and-run accident that killed a skateboarder in the town of Mendocino.
After a court trial, Judge Ann Moorman on Thursday declared Gina Bean, 43, guilty in the crash that killed Calum Taite Pulido, 21, who suffered fatal injuries when struck overnight July 18 on Little Lake Road near Highway 1.
Bean is expected to be sentenced on December 3 and faces up to four years in prison.
Bean’s truck passenger, Ricky Faustino Santos, 37, also from Fort Bragg, was arrested and charged with aiding and abetting, but Moorman found him not guilty, court records show.
Friends and family remembered Pulido as someone who didn’t care about the material things in life, but liked to bring people together.
In the days following his death, more than 100 friends gathered to celebrate his life on Big River Beach, a place that meant a lot to him as he had lived nearby when he was younger, his family said. at the time.
Pulido, who loved rap, carried a purse wherever he went and loved to start pickup games, an aunt said.
He had a sister and no children.
CHP investigators arrested Santos in November 2019 and Bean was charged at the end of the month with hit and run. Legal proceedings have been delayed in part due to covid restrictions.
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