The District Attorney and the attorney for the 18-year-old Pleasanton man facing charges of murder and felony reckless driving after killing a bicyclist in June asked a judge Tuesday to push the bail hearing for Cody Hall to a different date.
Judge Hugh Walker granted the request and used the occasion to express the seriousness of Cody Hall’s situation.
“I know how this came down. This is so, so, so, so, so sad for everyone involved. Your client has dug a hole so deep, I don’t think he can ever get out of it in this lifetime,” Walker said.
“I feel sorry for everyone involved in this case, including your client,” he added.Hall’s next bail hearing is set for Oct. 7 at 9 a.m.
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.
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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.
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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.
Previous Patch articles about the fatal Foothill Road collision: