Woman pleads guilty in viral bridgeshoving incident

first_imgTay’Lor Smith, who’s accused of pushing Jordan Holgerson of Kalama off the bridge at Moulton Falls Regional Park in August, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor reckless endangerment Monday morning in Clark County District Court. The prosecution is recommending a sentence with no jail time.Smith, 19, will be sentenced March 27. The gross misdemeanor carries a maximum penalty of up to a year in jail and/or a $5,000 fine.However, if Judge Darvin Zimmerman accepts the attorneys’ agreement, Smith will be ordered to home confinement with electronic monitoring, as well as some form of community service.Sentencing in the case was postponed until next week, in part, because defense attorney Nathan Pliska, of Vancouver Defenders, requested more time to prepare. Zimmerman said it would also allow Holgerson time to collect her thoughts on the incident, if she cared to speak at the hearing. He added he would like to hear more about the extent of her injuries and medical care costs.“She doesn’t want more time, your honor,” Holgerson’s mother, Genelle Holgerson, said from the gallery.Outside the courtroom, Genelle Holgerson said her daughter is going to physical therapy for a shoulder injury and has developed anxiety. Both said they just want this chapter of their lives to be over.A 10-second video that captured the Aug. 7 incident and circulated on Facebook, shows Jordan Holgerson, then 16, standing on the bridge, outside of the railing, apparently hesitating to jump. A woman pushes her, sending her into the water below.last_img read more