A man accused of running over a woman outside a radio station where a crowd was gathered to see singer Justin Timberlake has pleaded no contest to gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, prosecutors said.
Cameron Albert Duty, 24, changed his previous innocent plea on Monday, the day his case was to go to trial. He’s expected to be sentenced Nov. 3 to 18 years in state prison, said Deputy District Attorney Shelly Torrealba.
Duty was charged in the Sept. 9, 2002, death of 21-year-old Anna White of Bellevue, Wash., who was standing on a sidewalk outside the Burbank studios of KIIS-FM when a pickup truck traveling in reverse struck her.
White was pinned under the pickup and dragged for about a block, police said. The truck then struck another vehicle before police pulled the driver over about a block away. Duty, who is from Los Angeles’ Sylmar section, initially was arrested for investigation of drunk driving.
Timberlake, the former ‘N Sync star who released a hit solo album last year, was at KIIS-FM for a late-night interview.