Chris Soules has a new high-power legal team and they’re already gearing up for a fight. First on their pre-trial to-do list: altering public opinion, in this case, attempting to clarify allegations that the former Bachelor left the scene of his April 24th car crash before police arrived.
In a statement released to RadarOnline.com, by the Parrish-Kruidenier law firm, the reality star’s legal team insisted that the deadly crash, which Chris was charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident that left one man dead, was NOT, in fact, a hit-and-run.
“Chris Soules has retained attorneys Alfredo Parrish, Brandon Brown, and Gina Messamer of the Des Moines, Iowa law firm Parrish Kruidenier to represent him… Soules’ 911 call, released yesterday, proved that the initial knee-jerk coverage of this accident was incorrect. While initial reports suggested Soules fled the scene, the 911 call confirms that Soules, in fact, was the one who contacted law enforcement immediately. During the call, he clearly identified himself and explained his role in the terrible accident.”
The lawyers’ statement also claimed that Chris did, in fact, administer CPR to the 66-year-old victim, Kenneth Mosher, and “remained on the scene with him until emergency medical personnel arrived.”
In addition to asking the public not to “prejudge this case based on media coverage,” Chris’ legal team also expressed their concern for Chris not getting a fair trial.
“Soules’ attorneys are exploring the possibility of a gag order to prevent further misinformation from prejudicing Soules’ right to a fair trial,” they announced. “Soules’ legal team is working to gather all of the evidence and review the facts of this tragic collision. They have already filed a demand asking law enforcement to preserve possible evidence and anticipate filing additional motions next week,” the statement continued.
“His attorneys are confident that once all the evidence is made public, it will show Soules acted reasonably and did everything in his power to provide aid to” Kenneth Mosher.
The statement goes on to make a plea for privacy for Chris and his family in the wake of the tragic incident.
“Soules and his family request that their privacy and the privacy of Mr. Mosher’s family is respected,” the statement said. “Everyone in this close-knit farming community is mourning Mr. Mosher’s passing. Soules offers his sincere condolences to the Mosher family.”
As OK! readers know, Chris is currently wearing an ankle monitor as part of his release and has not left his house since returning after his arrest.
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