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March 12, 2004


Lynn Kimbrough, 720-913-9025




Man Charged in Vehicular Homicide Case


Denver District Attorney Bill Ritter, Jr. formally charged a man today in connection with a hit and run death on March 9, 2004.


Jerome Peals (DOB 4-27-75) is charged with vehicular homicide-DUI (F3), vehicular homicide-reckless (F4), and leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death (F4) in the death of his brother.


The charges allege that Peals was drinking and driving when he accidentally struck and killed his 27-year-old brother, Robert Peals, while driving on Colorado Boulevard at Florida Avenue.  Jerome was later found inside his car which had crashed into a dumpster in the 4800 block of Exposition. 


Peals remains in custody at the Denver County Jail and will appear in Denver County Court on March 16, 2004 at 9:00 a.m. in courtroom 12T for advisement.  His bond is set at $50,000.




1The filing of a criminal charge is merely a formal accusation that an individual(s) committed a crime(s) under Colorado laws.  A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.  See Colo. RPC 3.6


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