The lawyer representing the Pleasanton teen who killed a bicyclist with his car in June asked for more time before his client enters a plea to charges of second degree murder.
Cody Hall, 18, appeared in court Monday morning in a yellow and green jail-issued jumpsuit as his friends and family sat in the front row of the courtroom, and his attorney asked Judge Jacob Blea for more time to gather evidence in the case. The judge granted the request without objection from the county prosecutor. Hall is scheduled to appear back in court on Nov. 12.
Hall, 18, a Foothill High School graduate, has been held at the Santa Rita Jail on a "no bail status" since he was taken into custody on Aug. 14 while in appearing in court after prosecutors raised the vehicular manslaughter charge against Hall to murder.
During his first court appearance on July 29, Hall was ordered by Judge Hugh Walker not to drive during the course of the case.
[Related story: Judge Orders Defendant in Fatal Bike Crash Not to Drive]
The Hall case has drawn national attention because his social media posts, along with his driving record, will likely be the foundation for the murder case against him.
According to documents submitted by police to the court, 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 on June 9. Diana Hersevoort, 58, was killed in the collision.
Hall's father, Aaron Hall, a two-time convicted felon, facing his own felony charges, was recently in court for a pretrial hearing and will be back in court in October for another pretrial hearing, according to court records. Read the full story here.
Previous Patch articles about the fatal Foothill Road collision:
- Dublin Woman Killed While Riding Bicycle in Pleasanton Remembered