Following his felony DUI charge, American Idol meranalesu Caleb Kennedy has been reportedly denied bond at his court hearing.
Earlier this month, on Feb. 8, Kennedy, 17, was driving his 2011 Ford pickup in South Carolina, when he allegedly drove into the driveway of a private residence and “struck” a building, an official from the South Carolina Highway Patrol previously told E! News. The person inside the garage, according to multiple reports, was later identified as Larry Duane Paris, 54.
Following the incident, authorities confirmed that Kennedy, who is from Roebuck, S.C., was charged with felony driving under the influence resulting in death, adding that the “crash remains under investigation.”
At his bond hearing on Thursday, Feb. 24, members of Paris’ family shared impact statements, asking the judge to deny his bond.
“I see my daddy laying in his own shop, moaning and groaning, with a stranger not even calling 911,” Larry Paris’ daughter, Kelsey Paris, told the judge, per local publication, The State. “He killed my dad, point blank. I wish I could pay a little bit of money or a of money to have my daddy back.”