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More than a year since his arrest in April 2017, Chris soules has entered a new motive in his fatal case of car accident.
The first Single, nicknamed "Prince Farming" during his reality show days, pleaded guilty in writing to leave the scene of a personal injury accident on Tuesday, November 13, E! The news has confirmed.
He will be sentenced on January 8, 2019 and faces up to two years in prison.
The motive comes 19 months after he was arrested after a car accident in his native Iowa. At that time, the Iowa State Patrol confirmed E! The news that Soules was driving a 66-year-old pick-up truck. Kenneth Moshertractor trailer. According to authorities, the 37-year-old reality star left the scene before the arrival of the police and was later arrested 15 miles away at his home in Arlington early in the morning. Mosher was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Lawyer of Soules, Gina Messamer, He tells E! The news in a statement, "The prosecutor has modified the charge to a misdemeanor and Mr. Soules has filed a conditional guilty plea to the misdemeanor charge." This misdemeanor charge carries a fine that ranges from a deferred judgment to a misdemeanor. there is no prison time of up to two years. "imprisonment … The basis of Mr. Soules' guilty plea is that he did not provide his registration information to the police or to 911 as required by Iowa law." .
Soules appeared in court the next morning, where he was accused of leaving the scene of a fatal car accident. He was released after his mother, Cute, posted a bond of $ 10,000 in his name.
"Chris Soules was involved in an accident on Monday night (April 24) in a rural area of Iowa near his home," the reality star said in a statement issued by his lawyer. "He was devastated to learn that Kenneth Mosher, the other person in the accident, died." His thoughts and prayers [are] with Mr. Mosher's family. "
"You both know each other," Mosher's neighbor Richard Roepke He told E! News at the moment. "[The Moshers’] know the Soules & # 39; … Both are long-term farmers with their roots here in Buchanan and in Fayette County, so what makes it even more difficult is that they are on the neighbors of the fence. "
The audio of a 911 call later revealed that Soules had called the police before leaving the scene and checked Mosher's pulse and breathing during the call. Although Soules said he could feel the pulse, he confirmed that blood was coming out of Mosher's mouth and that he seemed to stop breathing.
Buchanan County Sheriff's Office
In May 2017, Soules pleaded not guilty to leaving the scene of a fatal accident.
"While initial reports suggested that Soules left the scene, the 911 call confirms that, in fact, Soules was the one who contacted the police immediately," his lawyers said in a statement to E! News in April 2017. "During the call, he clearly identified himself and explained his role in the terrible accident, Soules tried to resuscitate Mr. Mosher and stayed on the scene with him until emergency medical personnel arrived." His legal team also filed a lawsuit requesting the police to preserve the possible evidence.
However, in January, the judge Andrea Dryer He denied Soules' motion to dismiss the case.
Soules rose to fame as a contestant in the 10th season of High school before taking control as The Bachelor for season 19. Finally he proposed Whitney Bischoff, but both canceled their commitment just a few months later. He also competed in season 20 of Dancing with the stars And finally he came to fifth place.