Judge denies reduced bail for Rios, charged with vehicular manslaughter

Judge denies reduced bail for Rios, charged with vehicular manslaughter »Play Video
Paul Stuk was killed while driving onto East Main and was hit by Rios.
LEWISTON, ID - A man charged with vehicular manslaughter will not be out anytime soon, as the request for lower bail was denied.

Kyle Rios, 24, of Lewiston appeared in Nez Perce County Court for charges of vehicular manslaughter, leaving the scene of the crime, and driving under the influence. All of which stem from the car wreck that left 53-year-old Paul Stuk of Peck Idaho dead this past November.

Under the advice of his attorney Rios did waive his right to a speedy preliminary hearing, in order to give the defense more time to look over the state's evidence.

"You understand you have a right to have a preliminary hearing within fourteen days of your initial appearance," said Nez Perce County Judge, Greg Kalbfleisch. "And if I continue this matter past the first of January we will definitely be going outside that time frame."

"Yes Sir," said Rios.

Defense Attorney Greg Hurn asked that bail be reduced to $30,000 because of his clients ties to the community. However because of a failure to appear on an unrelated crime and being a rather new community member, the bail was left at $100,000.