HAMILTON TOWNSHIP _ An Atlantic County jury found a Pleasantville man guilty of leaving the scene of an accident that killed an 88-year-old Atlantic City woman in 2011, acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain said.
The jury convicted Jean A. Sene, 54, of second degree leaving the scene of a fatal accident on Thursday, Aug. 22, he said. The jury needed only 30 minutes to return a guilty verdict.
On Dec. 3, 2011, Bu Do Jo was struck by Sene’s taxicab and then she was fatally struck by a jitney, McClain said.
Sene fled from the scene following the accident and continued to operate his cab.
Police stopped Sene 2.5 hours later and arrested him. Police charged Sene with leaving the scene of a fatal accident.
Throughout the three-day long trial, the defense alleged that Sene had not struck the
victim, but rather that she had fallen while walking across the street.
Assistant Prosecutor Seth Levy argued Sene struck Jo and knocked her into the jitney’s path.
Following the verdict, the court revoked Sene’s bail and remanded him into custody.
Sene will be sentenced Sept. 27 by Superior Court Judge Mark Snadson.
Leaving the scene of a fatal accident carries a 5-10 year prison sentence and up to $150,000 in fines.
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