Former “American Idol” contestant Caleb Kennedy was launched from jail Friday on $50,000 bond as he awaits trial for allegedly inserting and killing an individual alongside together with his pickup truck whereas extreme on treatment.
A select ordered Kennedy beneath house arrest at his South Carolina residence, the place he was required to acquire psychological properly being treatment.
The nation artist had been jailed since February, when cops say he ran off the freeway onto a private driveway and allegedly rammed his truck into Larry Duane Parris’ workshop, killing the 54-year-old.
Kennedy was beneath the have an effect on of cannabis and Prozac on the time of the deadly Spartanburg County crash, toxicology outcomes confirmed.
The singer suggested officers he had taken a “deep draw” off his vape and was feeling the outcomes of the marijuana whereas behind the wheel.
He faces 25 years in jail if convicted of felony driving beneath the have an effect on resulting in demise.
Kennedy was a Prime 5 contestant on the reality contest nevertheless left after a clip of him sitting subsequent to any person that seemed to be dressed as a Ku Klux Klansman surfaced on-line in 2020.
The “It’ll Catch Up With Me Sometime” singer apologized nevertheless his mother suggested reporters the clip was taken when he was 12, and claimed he was imitating characters from the horror flick “The Strangers: Prey at Night time.”
With AP wires