Robert Paris tested positive for PCP after killing woman with car, prosecutor says

The man charged with striking and killing a woman with his pick-up truck will be held while his trial proceeds, a judge ruled Monday.

Robert Paris, 52, was charged with second degree murder and leaving after colliding, after police say he struck Tomika Early, who was changing a flat tire.

Paris’ attorney, Judith Pipe argued for her client’s release due to health concerns, which was denied by a judge after the prosecution said Paris tested high for the drug PCP at the time of his arrest, and has prior charges for speeding and drug possession.

Paris’ detention hearing is set for August 24 at 9:30 a.m.

 

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