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Preliminary Hearing Begins in Gross Vehicular Manslaughter Case

Robert Wyatt is accused in car vs. pedestrian collision in Rossmoor in December 2010.

A preliminary hearing began Thursday afternoon for Robert Wyatt, accused of gross vehicular manslaughter and DUI in a December 2010 accident in which a Rossmoor pedestrian died.

The hearing is in Contra Costa Superior Court in Walnut Creek.

Investigators say Wyatt, an environmental law attorney, was driving his Bentley on Pine Knoll Road about 6:38 p.m. on Dec. 10 when his vehicle struck and killed 85-year-old Edward Phillips.

Watch Patch for updates.

Triple Canopy September 09, 2011 at 01:20 AM
The wheels of justice will hit a pothole and he'll get off with wreckless driving and probation = no jail time. Attorneys are paid to have no morals or values so long as they get their hourly rate. It's never a question about right or wrong but rather whether they can successfully argue their falsehoods, innuendos, and flat out lies within the legal framework. It's really about "winning".

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