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Chris Soules sentencing now set for August

Chris Soules sentencing now set for August

INDEPENDENCE — The sentencing for a former reality TV star charged with leaving the scene of an accident is now set for August after it was delayed last week.

Chris Soules will now be sentenced at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 27 at the Buchanan County Courthouse after a new pre-sentencing investigation is completed, something both the defense and prosecution asked Judge Andrea Dryer for on May 21.

Both sides asked for a new PSI after Dryer agreed with the defense to throw out victim impact statements from the family of Kenneth Mosher, 66, of Aurora, who was killed when the vehicle Soules was driving on the night of April 24, 2017, rear-ended Mosher’s tractor.

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The written victim impact statements by Mosher’s widow and two sons urging the maximum penalty for Soules — two years in prison — had been included in the confidential PSI and were used in the corrections official’s conclusions.

Soules, 36, of rural Arlington, has previously appeared on TV shows “The Bachelor” and “Dancing With the Stars.”

In January, Soules agreed to pay $2.4 million to Mosher’s estate in connection with the crash.

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The order setting sentencing was filed May 23 and uploaded to online court records Tuesday.


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Courier staff writer (currently politics) from 2007-2012 and from 2015-present. Graduate of UNI 2006. Three-time Iowa Associated Press Media Editors award winner (investigative reporting 2008, lifestyle feature 2016, business feature 2018).

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