Soules hearing held on Motion for Bill of Particulars

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INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- During the hearing, the Motion for Bill of Particulars was withdrawn and the State of Iowa was willing to amend the trial information.

The information on the case has now been amended on the same account with the same charge, but the narrative will now read "April 24, 2017 in Buchanan County, Iowa Christopher Douglas Soules did leave the scene of a personal injury accident causing death in violation of Iowa codes sections 321.261 subsections 4, 321.261 subsections 1, 321.263 subsections 1, and 321.263 subsections 2."

Soules' attorney agreed that the information was correct during the hearing.

His attorney said they originally wanted to ask for the Bill of Particulars to clarify one of the codes in the original narrative because there were two separate code divisions.

Due to the agreement of the parties, Soules' attorney believed they have the case structurally worked out, so it was not necessary to have a Motion for a Bill of Particulars.

A hearing on the Chris Soules' May 16, Motion for Bill of Particulars will be held on September 14 at 1:30 p.m.

Soules, 35, is accused of driving a truck that hit a tractor near his hometown of Arlington in April. Kenneth Mosher, 66, died after his tractor rolled into a ditch.

A Bill of Particulars is a written demand for specifics of why an action at law was brought.

The two parties, the State of Iowa and Chris Soules, have previously agreed that issues surrounding the May 16, Motion to Produce were resolved as issues of production and discover.

On November 16 an initial pretrial conference will take place.

The final pretrial conference will be held on January 4, 2018.

The trial for Chris Soules will begin January 18, 2018 at 9:30 a.m.

It is expected to last four or five days.

You can read more about his trial from our previous story.