A fugitive driver who, after beating and fatally injuring an 18-year-old student last year in La Mesa, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a fugitive hit-death that caused the death.
Scott Douglas Satterfield, 62, of Spring Valley, admitted in El Cajon Supreme Court that he hit Jok Joseph Jok with a pickup on February 27, 2021.
Joke, who went from Michael and was a freshman at UC Riversidewas found shortly after 9pm lying on the east side of the road at Bancroft Drive, just south of Golondrina Drive, according to the La Mesa police station.
He died at the hospital about a week later.
Investigators determined that Sutherfield was the driver who ran and ran through surveillance video that captured images of his white Ford F-150 in the area at the time of the fatal crash, according to police.
In Sutherfield court, Deputy Attorney David Valero said the defendant’s vehicle was located March 16 with a cracked windshield and other damage that resulted in a man being hit.
Sutherfield was arrested on April 7 at a motel in Mission Valley, La Mesa police said. He is expected to be sentenced in April.
Jok was the son of Sudanese immigrants and a 2020 graduate of Country Day School La Jolla. He was on a quick degree program that
was expected to lead to medical school, where he attempted to specialize in neuropharmacology.
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