'Bachelor' Chris Soules Enters a Plea in His Felony Case

Chris Soules
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Not guilty. That was the plea entered by Chris Soules this week regarding the felony charges he faces for leaving the scene of a fatal crash. 

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The crash in question, of course, is the one that occurred on April 24 in his hometown of Aurora, Iowa, which resulted in the death of 66-year-old Kenneth Mosher. Soules has been charged with a Class D felony.

While his public arraignment was scheduled for May 23, Soules entered the not guilty plea on paper through his attorneys, which means he'll avoid appearing in court for the time being. Earlier in the week, Soules's attorneys attempted unsuccessfully to get the felony charge dismissed, arguing that Soules did everything he could to help after the accident, including calling for help and checking Mosher's pulse. 

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In a statement to Us Weekly, his attorneys wrote that they "are confident that once all the evidence is made public, it will show Soules acted reasonably and did everything in his power to provide aid to Mr. Mosher."
 

We certainly hope that's the case. The accident is tragic enough as it is, and to think Chris did anything less would make it even more so. Not to mention the fact that if the evidence doesn't show he did all he could do, he could face up to five years in prison and a hefty fine.

Mosher's family has defended Soules, as have others. At this point, however, it's up to the court. We'll continue to wait, watch, and send our best wishes to Kenneth's family as well as Chris and his. 

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