ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Rochester police have made an arrest in connection to last week's fatal hit-and-run near the University of Rochester campus.
Jon Jamberdino, 27, is charged with the leaving the scene of an accident-injury resulting in death.
Police say Jamberdino struck 38-year-old Jill Jackett Thursday morning while she was out running. She was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital where she later died.
RPD officials say Jamberdino turned himself in. He pleaded not guilty as his arraignment Monday morning and he's being held on $5,000 cash bail or $15,000 bond.
Prosecutors say alcohol and drugs were not factors.
“All the evidence we do have would indicate that we feel comfortable enough to say that we don’t believe alcohol or drugs are involved," said prosecutor Ray Benitez.
Jamberdino's attorney says his client is devastated.
“He wants to go over to her husband, to her family, and give them a big hug," said defense attorney Matt Parrinello. "But you have to understand my client – he has some limitations. He’s got some mental health, some limitations, that we have to do deal with and that we have to make the district attorney’s office aware of. I can tell you this right away: obviously he's concerned about himself, but most importantly and first and foremost he’s concerned about her family.”
Funeral arrangements have been finalized for Jackett, who was an English teacher at Wheatland-Chili High School.
A celebration of her life is scheduled for Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the education building of the Genesee Country Village and Museum, located on Flint Hill Road in Wheatland.
In lieu of flowers, people are asked to send donations to the Wheatland-Chili Drama Club and the Verona Street Animal Hospital.