American Idol star Caleb Kennedy released from jail after judge grants bond
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - Caleb Kennedy was released from jail on Monday after he was granted bond by a judge in the fifth hearing since he was arrested.
Kennedy, 17, is charged with DUI in the crash killing 54-year-old Larry Parris on Feb. 8. Officials say he traveled 175 yards off the road to a garage where Parris was working when he ran him over.
The teen’s attorney, Ryan Beasley, said he was granted a $50,000 bond and will be placed on home detention. He was released from jail at around 9:30 a.m. on May 23, 2022.
Beasley said Kennedy was given a mental evaluation and is required to have mental health counseling.
In a hearing earlier this month, a judge decided to delay granting bond until Kennedy could have a mental health evaluation. He was previously placed on suicide watch while in custody and Beasley said Kennedy’s dose of Prozac was increased shortly before the deadly crash.
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