The trucker accused of a fatal hit-and-run in Madras last month was back in court Friday for a release hearing.
The bail for Jose Manuel Bernal-Mendoza was lowered to $350,000 and a pre-trial conference was set for next month.
Bernal-Mendoza was arrested in California on January 22nd on several charges including second-degree manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide.
Police say he struck and killed 59-year-old Anthony Shadley as he crossed Highway 97 in Madras on his way to a warming shelter.
Bernal-Mendoza told police after his arrest that he swerved to avoid hitting a “dark shadowy figure,” but didn’t think he had hit anything.