Breaking News: Christopher Thompson Found Guilty on All Charges
The jury brought back "guilty" verdicts for Dr. Christopher Thompson on six felonies, and one misdemeanor stemming from his July 4, 2008 assault on two cyclists riding down Mandeville Canyon. Thompson's request that he be released on bail has been denied. He was found guilty of 2 counts of Assault with a Deadly Weapon (245a) 2 counts of Battery
with Serious Bodily Injury (243d) reckless driving (23103a) and
reckless driving causing specified injury (23105a) and Mayhem (203). Thompson faces up to ten years in prison for the charges and will be sentenced on December 3.
In the meantime you can catch up on Streetsblog's complete coverage here, L.A. Now is reporting on the case here, and Velo News, who has taken the lead reporting on this case, has their analysis here.