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Teen driver remains held without bond in fatal crash

Original post made on Oct 7, 2013

The young driver who ran down and killed a bicyclist in June remains in custody without bail and without entering a plea. Cody Hall, 19, has been in the Santa Rita Jail without bond since August, when an initial charge of vehicular homicide was elevated to murder.

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Posted by William Tell, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 7, 2013 at 3:53 pm

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Posted by MrsJjhh, a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Oct 7, 2013 at 4:37 pm

It would be interesting to have an update on the much-delayed Spencer Freeman Smith case, too. He's the lawyer who allegedly killed an elderly Chinese cyclist in a hit-and-run back in May 2012, but has yet to go to trial.

His legal team was granted yet another delay - for thirty days - at the end of August 2013. I'm wondering what happened when that expired.


Posted by Mike, a resident of Highland Oaks
on Oct 7, 2013 at 4:44 pm

William Tell,

While I appreciate that you may have treated young offenders in such a manner in the past, I think a focus on rehabilitation rather than homosexual rape would be more consistent with our current stage of evolution.

Mike


Posted by Steve, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 7, 2013 at 4:50 pm

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Posted by Jimmy, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 7, 2013 at 5:16 pm

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Posted by None of the Above, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 7, 2013 at 5:29 pm

As far as I can tell, he admitted hitting the woman. From the PW:

Web Link

There's no question that he hit the woman, the question is whether he's criminally culpable in her death.

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"Hall's vehicle continued northbound out of control, subsequently colliding with two bicyclists traveling northbound in the east bike lane of Foothill Road," according to a probable cause declaration filed with the court. "As a result of the collision with the two bicyclists, one bicyclist was severely injured and the other bicyclist was fatally injured."


Posted by Jimmy, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 7, 2013 at 6:22 pm

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Posted by john, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 7, 2013 at 6:40 pm

Jimmy,

He ran them down. No one is disputing that. Why in the world would anyone say "allegedly"? It would be like saying John Hinckley allegedly shot Ronald Reagan because he was found "not guilty by reason of insanity"


Posted by Jimmy, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 7, 2013 at 6:48 pm

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Posted by Jimmy, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 7, 2013 at 7:04 pm

Jimmy,

He did it. No one is disputing that. Why would you defend this peroson? Is it because you agree with his politics? Are you one of his friends. Do you have any idea what "vigilante" means? I guess ignorance could be your excuse, but you need to learn to look up the definition of words before you type them.

Cody Hall ran them down. That is a fact. It would be irresponsible of the Pleasanton Weekly to report otherwise.


Posted by Ninny , a resident of Beratlis Place
on Oct 7, 2013 at 7:29 pm

Jimmy said: "I prefer to allow the constitutional process to unfold."

Hey, that's great. You go on doing that. By the way, does it say anywhere in the Constitution that everyone must abide by Jimmy's personal preferences?

"You know, that one about every man/woman should be presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law."

Don't look now, but we're not in a court of law here on the forum. Still, you're quite right. Unless there's anything in the Constitution about us having the right to free speech or something.

"It's amazing to me that 'citizens' who post on these threads can be so utterly na´ve about matters of law and constitution."

Now THERE is something we both agree on! :-)


Posted by Jimmy, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 7, 2013 at 7:33 pm

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Posted by Mike, a resident of Highland Oaks
on Oct 7, 2013 at 7:38 pm

Jim,

Your heart's in the right place and I agree with the spirit of your post. To clarify, however, I believe the presumption of innocence refers to the burden of proof. That is, it's the accuser's obligation to prove the accusation rather than the accused's obligation to prove innocence.

Mike


Posted by Jimmy, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 7, 2013 at 7:40 pm

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Posted by Jimmy, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 7, 2013 at 7:45 pm

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Posted by john, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 7, 2013 at 7:52 pm

Jimmy,

You said "you're one of the two or three other names you've posted under on this thread."

No, I've only posted under the name John.

I don't get your point here. Do you really think that is any question whether or not Cody Hall ran those people down? Is there any question in your mind? Is there any question in anyone's mind?

What does a "court of law" have to do with that question? Even if a "court of law" finds Cody Hall innocent of all charges, that doesn't change the fact that he ran those people down. Facts are facts. The Pleasanton Weekly is reporting the facts.


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