Posted: Jun 2, 2010 6:42 PM by David Ortiviz, News First 5
A former Denver Broncos defensive back was sentenced to four years in a halfway house for killing a 51-year-old motor-scooter rider in a hit-and-run crash. Billy Jenkins was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty this year to a vehicular homicide charge for the August 2008 crash.
Prosecutors say Jenkins crashed his SUV into Tracy Gill while Gill was at a stop light in the Denver suburb of Aurora. Authorities say Jenkins was drunk at the time of the crash and ran away after the accident, before returning minutes later.
Jenkins faced up to 26 in prison if convicted of several other charges that prosecutors dropped as part of a plea agreement.
Jenkins was on the St. Louis Rams' Super Bowl championship team in 1999 and played for the Denver Broncos in 2000-01.