Three Jenks Football Players Plead No Contest In Deadly Accident


Wednesday, October 11th 2006, 6:26 am
By: News On 6


Three Jenks High School football players have pleaded no contest in Tulsa County District Court. They faced charges for that accident earlier this year that killed one of their friends.

17-year old Garrett Bennett was killed in an accident in July when his SUV was hit by a paint ball shot by a friend in another vehicle.

18-year-old Eric Davis was charged with reckless driving. 17-year-old Mitchell Hill faced a negligent homicide charge and 17-year-old Bradley Regal was charged with throwing an object at a moving vehicle.

Now Hill and Davis have agreed not to contest their charges while records show Regal admitted to charges against him. The three made "nonjury stipulations" which is the juvenile court's equivalent of a no-contest plea.

The judge ruled the teens as delinquents. Defense attorneys say the stipulations were made because Bennett's family may decide to file lawsuits against the teens.

The three are currently not in custody, but the judge ordered an 8 PM to 6 PM curfew until their sentencing date on November 6th. They can be out during those hours if they're with their parents or with the permission of their probation