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:
- Father of Fatal Bike Collision Suspect to be Arraigned Thursday
- UPDATE: Bicyclist Killed On Foothill Identified As Dublin Resident
- Driver in Fatal Collision Used Social Media to Talk About Speeding
- Family of Dublin Woman Killed By Teen Driver Hires Lawyer
- Investigation into Fatal Collision Continues
- Residents Question Road Safety After Deadly Collision
- Celebration of Life for Dublin Woman Struck While Riding Bike in Pleasanton
- Dublin Woman Killed While Riding Bicycle in Pleasanton Remembered