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Driver who killed Dublin cyclist charged with murder

Original post made on Aug 14, 2013

The Pleasanton teen who ran down and killed a bicyclist on Foothill Road on June 9 had his charges elevated to murder and was taken into custody in court Wednesday morning. Cody Matthew Hall, 18, was led out of court in handcuffs after Superior Court Judge Hugh Walker ordered him held without bond.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, August 14, 2013, 2:52 PM

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Posted by Bill from Walnut Creek
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Aug 14, 2013 at 4:47 pm

80 in a 40 is enough for a. Lock him up an throw away the key.


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Posted by What?!
a resident of Danville
on Aug 15, 2013 at 8:38 am

This is a horrible story... This 18-year-old kid made a horrible mistake, but locking him up and throwing away the key?! He just graduated high school and never experienced freedom. No college. No fun. What a sad loss of lives for all involved.

But what the cops did to his father is really bad... How can cops get a warrant to search a safe? The father wasn't even involved and they arrested him on non-related items. What probable cause did they have to search his home thoroughly? If you child is involved in a crime, the cops get to serve a search warrant for your parents items and property? How is this legal?!


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Posted by William
a resident of Danville
on Aug 15, 2013 at 8:49 am

As far as What posted, The elder Hall was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. So in the apple and the tree analogy here it fits perfectly. The father was such a great role model.


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Posted by Julia
a resident of Alamo
on Aug 15, 2013 at 9:34 am

The love the photograph propaganda. Maybe the Danville/Pleasanton Express should have gotten his baby picture.

The photo should have been of Cody Hall when he was arrested.

The newspaper media and TV media are all the same...

Julia Pardini from Alamo


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Posted by Wow
a resident of Diablo
on Aug 15, 2013 at 11:57 am

If the media is going to show photos, how about one of the grieving family of the woman that was mowed down? Or better yet, a group photo of the wonderful people that have come forward to report to the P.D., that this behavior (driving WAY too fast) has gone on since this young man first drove! Now that would be news worthy! Making good choices is a little lacking in this family!


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Posted by Tony
a resident of Diablo
on Aug 15, 2013 at 4:07 pm

What?! Your reaction defies reasonableness. A "horrible mistake"????? The poor child is going to be deprived of his "freedom?" What about Diana Hersevort?


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Posted by RIP Diana H!
a resident of Danville
on Aug 15, 2013 at 6:36 pm

I totally agree with Tony! Driving is a privilege not a right. Diana doesn't get another chance. I'm so sick of people's ideals of entitlement. This is a tragedy at the hands of a pompous, idiotic, show off who was obviously raised by a moron himself. Eighty MPH??!! Yep, lock his rear end up for life! @What?! Bet you'd sing a different tune had Diana H been your loved one!! Life is about choices...and Cody made his.


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Posted by Dickita P
a resident of Alamo
on Aug 17, 2013 at 9:20 pm

Roses are red,
Lafayette is a place.
And all year long,
Julia P's a nutcase.


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Posted by TL Nelson
a resident of Danville
on Aug 17, 2013 at 11:30 pm

Why can't we bring back the capital punishment of having the convicted criminal drawn & quartered? This seems to fit the crime in this case.


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Posted by Bubba Wilson
a resident of Danville
on Aug 18, 2013 at 9:21 am

Bubba likes his new cell mate.


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Posted by Pedal Power
a resident of Danville
on Aug 19, 2013 at 11:59 pm

Like others, I'd rather have seen a picture of the victim - her memorial page has a nice one of her on a horse. Someone asked how the police got a search warrant - maybe a drug test had shown him to be under the influence of Daytrana "a stimulant used to treat ADHD" and maybe they had asked him where he had got it from, but this is obviously just speculation. Thank you to Glenn Wohltmann for a well-written article and, last but not least, condolences to Joe and the rest of the Hersevoort family. RIP Dianna.


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