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Less than a year after Paul Walker's tragic death, new details have emerged with regards to the fatal crash, which claimed the life of the 40-year-old actor.
According to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, two men have pleaded no contest to stealing a vehicle part from the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT—the car in which Walker was riding at the time of the solo-vehicle collision that killed both the Fast and Furious star as well as his longtime friend Roger Rodas.
Prosecutors claimed that 26-year-old Anthony Edward Janow and 18-year-old Jameson Brooks Witty stole a roof panel from the crash vehicle—which was said to be engulfed in flames when police arrived at the scene—while the tow truck carrying the car was stopped at a red light in Valencia, Calif.
According to officials, Janow entered a no contest plea to one felony count of grand theft of personal property and two misdemeanor counts, one for destroying evidence and another for obstructing a police officer.
Additionally, Witty pleaded no contest to three misdemeanor counts: grand theft of personal property, destroying evidence and resisting, obstructing and delaying a police officer.
Both defendants entered an open plea on Tuesday evening, meaning that their sentence will be determined by the trial court without negotiations with the District Attorney's Office.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Lloyd Nash said that both men are expected to be sentenced to 180 days in county jail. Witty is scheduled to be sentenced on Aug. 14, while Janow's sentencing hearing is set for Oct. 23.
In addition to allegedly stealing parts from Porsche, prosecutors said that both men were told by police that they could not take any parts from the vehicle.
On Nov. 30, 2013, Walker and his longtime friend were killed in a car crash in Santa Clarita, Calif., where the actor was participating in a charity event for his organization Reach Out Worldwide.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's traffic collision experts later determined that the speed of the car, which was said to be between 80 and 93 mph, was the reason for the accident. (Rodas was the one behind the wheel.)
Walker was laid to rest in December in a private service at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in the Hollywood Hills. His remains were cremated and his ashes were interred at the memorial park.