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Driver in Fatal Bike Collision Charged with Homicide

Cody Hall, 18, was taken into custody while in the courtroom this morning after the vehicular manslaughter charge against him was increased to murder.

Cody Hall Photo provided by Pleasanton Police
Cody Hall Photo provided by Pleasanton Police
An 18-year-old Pleasanton man was taken into custody while appearing in court this morning to answer to felony charges relating to the June 9 collision on Foothill Road that killed Diana Hersevoort, 58, of Dublin. 

Cody Matthew Hall walked into the courthouse with a smile on his face, drinking a sports drink and leaned against the wall, surrounded by friends as he waited for court this morning. Just before the doors were opened for court, Hall's demeanor changed slightly and he appeared nervous. 

As Hall stood in front of the court, Judge Hugh Walker ordered that he be immediately taken into custody and held in a "no bail status" after the Alameda District Attorney's Office increased the charge of felony vehicular manslaughter in the death of Diana Hersevoort to murder. Hall has also been charged with felony reckless driving.

Timothy Rein, Hall's lawyer, has not yet been reached for comment.

Hall will be held at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin until his next court appearance. 
During his first court appearance on July 29, Hall was ordered by Judge Walker not to drive during the course of the case.

[Related story: Judge Orders Defendant in Fatal Bike Crash Not to Drive]

On June 9, Hall is believed to have been passing a vehicle on Foothill Road at about 83 miles per hour, when he lost control of his car, striking bicyclists Diana and Joe Hersevoort, according to documents submitted by police to the court.

Hall surrendered to police on July 26 and was booked at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin. Hall had been free on $100,000 bail. Read the full story here.

Previous Patch articles about the fatal Foothill Road collision:
SuzySaver August 18, 2013 at 04:02 PM
It sickens me to hear the Hall family - especially Cody- have not shown remorse to the victim's family. That is just unthinkable. But that's what a sociopath does. Thinks only of himself. Tragic family.
Autumn Johnson August 18, 2013 at 04:36 PM
http://pleasanton.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/driver-charged-with-second-degree-murder-in-fatal-bike-collision-in-court-monday
Autumn Johnson August 23, 2013 at 09:53 AM
Headline News Takes on Cody Hall Case: http://pleasanton.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/headline-news-takes-on-cody-hall-case
Autumn Johnson August 23, 2013 at 09:54 AM
Apparent 'CodyyHall' Instagram Posts Flaunt Beating Speeding Ticket and Hating Police: http://pleasanton.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/national-spotlight-on-18yearold-charged-with-murder-in-fatal-bike-collision

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