Piedmont wealth manager to change plea in deadly Oakland crash

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

A Piedmont wealth manager is expected to change his plea in a deadly crash in Oakland, KTVU has learned.

Timothy Hamano, 67, is expected to plead no contest to vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence and hit-and-run, both felonies, in Alameda County Superior Court on Tuesday.

Hamano was driving with his wife when he crashed into and killed Gregory Turnage, 41, as the victim was standing on the sidewalk on Park Boulevard near Greenwood in the Glenview District.

Oakland police said Hamano ran from his car, leaving his injured wife behind. 

He has been under house arrest for about 920 days and is expected to be sentenced to a total of 1,095 days of house arrest, said his attorneys Colin Cooper and Kellin Cooper. They described the expected sentence as a “paper prison” commitment, meaning he will be placed on parole.

“This was aberrational behavior,” Kellin Cooper told KTVU.

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.