Charges dropped for mother in fatal St. Paul hit-and-run case

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Charges have been dropped against the mother accused of helping her son cover up his involvement in the hit-and-run crash in St. Paul that killed a bicyclist. 

According to the Ramsey County Attorney's Office spokesperson Dennis Gerhardstein, charges against Abbey Hegner were dropped as part of a plea negotiation with her son Dustin Hegner Royce.

Hegner Royce pleaded guilty to criminal vehicular homicide in the death of Jose Hernandez Solano back in November 

Hegner Royce was sentenced to four years in prison for Solano's death. 

"At the time of Dustin Hegner Royce’s guilty plea earlier this summer, there were challenges to understanding the full truth of what happened. We believe that our consideration of dismissing the charges against Dustin’s mother helped us get to the truth and secure accountability for Jose Hernandez Solano and our community," Gerhardstein said.