The 18-year-old accused of killing Clovis Unified vice principal Gavin Gladding in a hit-and-run last month will remain free on bail after pleading not guilty on a felony charge of fleeing an accident and three misdemeanors Friday morning.
Rogelio Alvarez Maravilla of Fresno was arraigned Friday morning in Fresno County Superior Court for felony leaving the scene of an accident involving death. He is also charged with vehicular manslaughter, driving without a license and destroying evidence, all misdemeanors.
Prosecutors say the latter charge is because he destroyed or concealed Chevrolet Silverado truck parts that could have been used as evidence against him.
He remains out of custody on bail of $6,100. Judge James Kelley ordered him not to drive unless licensed and insured, obey all laws and appear at court dates.
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If convicted of all charges, Alvarez Maravilla faces up to four years behind bars, the Fresno County District Attorney’s Office said.
Family and friends of Gladding and Alvarez Maravilla were both present in strength at the hearing. Both families declined to be interviewed by reporters.
Kelly set the next hearing for Oct. 24.