Sabrina Distura returned to Merced County Jail: reports |

Sabrina Distura returned to Merced County Jail: reports

Sabrina Distura, April 12 booking photo at the Merced County Jail

Distura returned to Merced jail

Re-arrested this week on accusations she caused the deaths of two Nevada Union High School students, Sabrina Distura was booked Thursday morning into the Merced County Jail under $560,000 in bond, records state.

Distura, 21, of San Jose, faces charges in connection with the March 25 deaths of Tyler Nielson, 17, and Justin Gardner, 16. Authorities initially arrested her March 31 after a hospital stay, though she made her $100,000 bond hours later.

On Tuesday a Merced County judge issued an arrest warrant for Distura. A prosecutor in the case said her nine charges — which include two counts of gross vehicular manslaughter — called for a higher bond.

San Jose police on Tuesday arrested Distura on the Merced County warrant. Authorities then returned her to the Merced County Jail, where she remained Thursday under bond, reports state.

— Alan Riquelmy

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