Thursday, January 22, 2009
(Photo of Donna Fife. She will not be forgotten.)
Richard Delgado, the 19-year old admitted gang member who ran over Donna Fife on Monday night was formally charged with her murder today (January 22). He is being held without bail.
According to San José Police Department investigator’s notes, Delgado glared at Fife as she wrote down his auto license number and yelled, “I’m going to get you” before driving a Honda Civic over her.
Due to that remark, Delgado could face life in prison because the crime was premeditated.
He will next appear in Santa Clara County Superior Court on January 29 when he is expected to offer a plea.
Condolences to Donna's family. It is double-tragic when a person dies while trying to do the right thing in keeping her neighborhood safe. Hopefully the SJPD and the Santa Clara County court system will do the right thing by Donna, and that Richard Delgado gets his just desserts.
San Jose Mercury News diagram of crime scene
Court document: San Jose man yelled 'I'm gonna get you' before running over neighbor