San Diego public defender pleads guilty to giving gun to a felon

Posted at 5:55 PM, Oct 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-12 21:05:38-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — A San Diego County public defender has pleaded guilty to giving a firearm to a felon.

Andrea Bayer was arrested on August 1 and booked into Las Colinas women’s jail on charges related to selling, supplying or delivering a firearm to either a convicted felon or someone wanted on a felony warrant. She was released the same day on bond.

Two felony charges were filed by the District Attorney's office:

  • Count 1 - Supplying a firearm to a prohibited person
  • Count 2 - Aiding and abetting possession of a firearm by a felon

Through a plea deal, Bayer pleaded guilty to the first charge and the second was dropped.

No new information about the case was revealed in Friday's arraignment. It is still not known who the felon is and how Bayer is connected to them. 

Bayer faces a maximum of four years in prison, but the District Attorney's office says probation is expected.

Bayer waived her right to a speedy sentencing and the judge agreed to a status hearing in April.