Chris Soules was emotionless when he attended the pretrial hearing over the deadly car crash involving him.
On Thursday, Soules appeared in court for the pretrial hearing of the fatal car crash that killed Kenneth Mosher, 66, in April. The “Bachelor” alum showed up with his lawyers in the Buchanan County Courthouse in Iowa, five months after the accident.
The hearing lasted for only five minutes and Soules did not say a word, Entertainment Tonight reported. His lawyers and the prosecutors said that they already reached an agreement out of court to withdraw the bill of particulars.
Soules reported the incident and even called 911. A recording revealed that Soules sounded distraught after admitting that he “rear-ended a guy on tractor.” He also announced that the victim was unconscious and seemed to not be breathing. He asked anyone from the crowd who knows how to do CPR. Someone performed it and Soules said that he felt a pulse after the CPR. He also confessed that there was blood during the accident when asked. However, the reality star was charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident, a Class D felony. He pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The reality star requested to specify the Iowa code that he violated in the Bill of Particulars. “A Bill of Particulars should be allowed when the charge and minutes do not sufficiently inform the defendant of the evidence, which the prosecution will use against him,” one of his lawyers, Gina Messamer explained.
Soules’ attorneys are planning to pursue a dismissal of charges. The hearing is set for Oct. 10 and the trial date is set for Jan. 18, 2018.
Soules deleted his Instagram account after his arrest, but it is now reinstated. In related news, Soules made a rare public appearance by attending “Bachelor” alum Sharleen Joynt’s wedding with Andy Levine in New York over the weekend.
E! News noted that the former “Bachelor” was in good spirits. He was seen smiling and mingling with other guests. “Chris was very laid back and happy throughout the night. He was laughing a lot and having a good time talking to people,” an eyewitness said. “He was not somber by any means. He was having a great time and enjoying being out with friends.”