Washington County prosecutors seek to accelerate homicide sentence

Friday, December 9th 2005, 6:15 am
By: News On 6

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) -- Washington County prosecutors are seeking to revoke the probation of a woman in a negligent homicide case after she allegedly failed to perform community service.

20-old Rebecca Dawn Roland received a five-year deferred sentence and restitution for her role in a 2003 accident that killed 76-year-old Harold Gene Hill. Part of Roland's sentence required her to perform 750 hours of community service.

At a hearing last week, Assistant District Attorney Shelley Clemens announced that the state will file a motion to accelerate the sentence, which could result in her deferred term being modified to a suspended sentence.

According to reports, Roland fell asleep while driving a car July 7th, 2003, and the vehicle collided with Hill's car head-on. Hill died at Jane Phillips Medical Center about an hour later.

Roland faces a December 12th hearing.