San Jose, Calif. (KCBS) — The attorney for a Redwood City woman accused of causing the death of two members of a Tongan royal family and their driver, said her $3 million bail is outrageous.
KCBS’ Mike Colgan reported that attorney Randy Moore said he would file an appeal as soon as today.
“It’s unconstitutional to give somebody $3 million in bail and in fact what you’re doing is giving them no bail at all,” said Moore.
Edith Delgado, 18, pleaded not guilty on July 7 in San Mateo County Superior Court to three counts of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence for her alleged role in the July 5 crash on Highway 101 in Menlo Park.
Mr. Moore has quite the flair for the dramatic, doesn’t he? The eighth amendment states…
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
Considering she was taking part in a reckless and dangerous activity that resulted in the death of three people I don’t think the bail is excessive at all.