Judge sentences Tierrasanta hit-and-run driver

Posted at 10:25 PM, Jul 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-21 01:25:44-04

TIERRASANTA, Calif. (KGTV) -- A San Diego County judge ordered the maximum sentence for a hit-and-run driver who killed a 16-year-old boy in Tierrasanta. 

Jessica Medsker was sentenced to four years in state prison for the crime. Prosecutors say Medsker hit and killed 16-year-old Alex Funk with her car in March. They say Medsker sped up and drove away instead of stopping to help him. 

Funk was walking with a friend when he was hit. His friend was able to move out of the way of the car and was unhurt. 

Medsker was emotional in court while the judge handed down her sentence. She spoke to the judge and apologized to Funk's family. She said she left the scene because she was afraid. 

The Funk family did not appear in court today because they gave their statements at the original date of sentencing back in June. 

The judge told Medsker this was one of the most aggravated hit-and-run cases she's ever seen. She also told her she didn't learn from her sister's mistake. Her sister is currently serving time for driving drunk and killing her passenger. 

Medsker will get credit for time served.