Testimony underway in Jeena Roberts trial - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Testimony underway in Jeena Roberts trial


Testimony is underway in the bail jumping trial of Jeena Roberts. 

Roberts was released from custody on the condition she would report to the Lubbock County jail on Jan. 7, 2013 to begin serving her sentence for Intoxicated Manslaughter.

When she failed to appear, a warrant was issued for her arrest on Jan. 9.

She was found staying at a hotel in Houston, Texas and was arrested by U.S. Marshals 14 days after she failed to report.

Jason Carrell, one of the two Deputy U.S. Marshals that arrested Roberts, took the stand Tuesday morning.

Carrell described the events of that day stating that a young man was in the hotel room with Roberts.

Roberts was found hiding in the bathroom.

Carrell said that alcohol was visible in the room and that Roberts tried to run from the room several times. 

Roberts was quoted telling police, "I didn't think anyone cared about this anymore."

Craig Roberts, Jeena's father, was scheduled to appear as a witness Tuesday but is absent due to a delayed flight out of Dallas.

Court has recessed until 9 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Judge Darnell said that he expects to deliver a verdict Wednesday morning. 

Roberts has already been sentenced to15 years for intoxicated manslaughter, but bail jumping could add another 10 ten years to her sentence. 

We will continue to update you as we learn more. 

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