NORRISTOWN PA – “One of two men in jail awaiting trial for allegedly causing a double-fatal crash,” while racing on east-bound U.S. Route 422 in West Pottsgrove during February (2017), “claims he’s not a risk to the community” and deserves a lower bail, The Times-Herald newspaper reported Thursday (July 20).
Reporter Carl Hessler Jr. wrote that “Evaughn-Sha Antonio Walters, 21, currently being held in jail without bail, filed papers in Montgomery County Court (at top) … seeking ‘reasonable bail’ that would allow him to remain free while he awaits trial. Two people died in the incident, one of them a pregnant woman. Walters faces two counts of third-degree murder, and several other felony charges.
His defense attorney, in the court filing, argued Walters does not have a criminal history, could find gainful employment if released, and is “constitutionally entitled to reasonable bail,” according to Hessler’s article. Walters would live in Berks County if freed on bail, would submit to electronic monitoring, and “does not represent a risk to the community or a substantial flight risk,” his lawyer also contended.
Judge Todd D. Eisenberg is expected to hold a hearing on the bail request on July 31.
- Read Hessler’s article, titled “Man accused of role in double-fatal Route 422 racing crash wants bail” and published by The Times-Herald, here.
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