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Baltimore's Hit-and-Run Case: Gervonta Davis Pleads Guilty; May 5 Sentencing Date Scheduled


In a Baltimore courtroom on Thursday morning, Gervonta Davis entered a plea to four charges related to a hit-and-run incident that occurred in his hometown in November 2020.


Davis will be punished on May 5, according to The Baltimore Sun's website.


The pay-per-view matchup between Davis and Garcia is still scheduled for April 15 in Las Vegas. Although their teams are still working on completing their contracts, their 12-round, 136-pound battle will soon be officially announced.


On several misdemeanor motor vehicle counts connected to the above said hit-and-run collision, Davis was scheduled to go on trial on Thursday. He waived his right to a trial and entered guilty pleas to four charges: leaving the scene of an injury accident, failing to find and inform the owner of unattended property damage, operating a vehicle while having a license that has been suspended, and running a red light.


The 28-year-old Davis might receive a jail term on May 5. In the early hours of November 5, 2020, Davis crashed his Lamborghini into the side of a 2004 Toyota Solara after running a red light, according to an inquiry into the two-car collision. The Toyota's driver and three occupants had cuts, bruises, and other wounds that necessitated medical transportation to a nearby hospital.


Davis assisted a woman who has not been named in getting out of his SUV's passenger seat, but he fled the scene before police came. In September, prosecutors and Davis' counsel presented Baltimore City Circuit Judge Melissa Phinn with a plea deal that would have sentenced Davis to 60 days of unsupervised home confinement. Due in large part to testimony from Jyair Smith, the woman who was behind the wheel of the Toyota that Davis' car hit, Phinn rejected that plea agreement and instead decided to hold a trial.


Smith filed a lawsuit against Davis because she claimed that the accident left her with a severe knee injury that prevented her from playing with her kids or working continuously, even after undergoing extensive physical therapy. Smith added that before leaving the scene, Davis did not offer any help to her or to her three passengers.


Davis (28-0, 26 KOs) is currently preparing for his bout with Garcia (23-0, 19 KOs), but he is also scheduled to appear in court on February 23 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he will be charged with misdemeanor domestic violence battery causing physical harm.


Davis was detained on December 27 in Parkland, Florida after allegedly hitting Vanessa Posso, the mother of the younger of Davis' two girls, on the right side of her head. Davis had pleaded not guilty in that case.


According to a police report of the event, Davis struck Posso with a "closed hand type slap" and scraped the inside of her right lip. Posso, who initially reported the incident to 911, later changed her tale in a post on Instagram, saying that Davis "did not harm me or our daughter."


Davis spent one night in a Broward County jail before being released on $1,000 bond on December 28.

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