A King County prosecutor’s spokesman says a new court date has been set for a Chinese student charged with vehicular manslaughter.
Wednesday was the first day Yichun Xu was due back in front of authorities since his family posted a $2 million bail in early March.
At the time, prosecutors worried Xu presented a flight risk. But King County prosecutor’s spokesman Dan Donohoe said Xu was at a meeting with prosecutors. He’s scheduled back in court May 8.
Prosecutors say Xu drove his newly purchased Mercedes-Benz at freeway speeds through residential Des Moines, running through a stop sign and crashing into the car carrying Brenda Gomez-Zapata and family members.
Meanwhile, the dead woman’s family is negotiating with Xu’s family on a settlement.The Associated Press