HONOLULU — An Australian tourist, whose boyfriend pleaded no contest in the personal watercraft death of a California teen in Hawaii, has pleaded no contest to misleading police in the criminal investigation of the collision.
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports Natasha Ryan could have her misdemeanor case dismissed if she stays out of trouble for six months. She must pay a $1,000 fine. Ryan didn’t appear in court, but submitted a plea by mail in November.
Ryan told investigators boyfriend Tyson Dagley was sitting on his rented personal watercraft and that she didn’t see the crash that killed 16-year-old Kristen Fonseca, of Vacaville, Calif., in August. However, two deleted videos were later recovered from her camera showing the crash and Dagley standing on the watercraft.
Dagley pleaded no contest to third-degree homicide in September and was sentenced to 12 days in jail that he had already served.