12:37 PM PT — The 2-plus year legal drama will continue as Soules’ sentencing has been delayed. It’ll be rescheduled for a later date. Defense attorney Robert Montgomery made a last-ditch effort to get the court to throw out the victim impact statements … and the judge agreed to grant the motion.
Because the victim impact statements were thrown out, the judge also granted a motion to draft a new pre-sentence investigation report … requested by both the defense and prosecutors.
Former ‘Bachelor’ Chris Soules will finally learn his fate in his fatal car crash case when he arrives to court for his sentencing at 11:30 AM PT … and TMZ will be streaming live.
Soules is expected to arrive in Buchanan County, Iowa court any moment now and finally put the 2-year-old case behind him when a judge hands down his sentencing. As we reported … Soules struck a plea deal back in November 2018 … pleading guilty to 1 count of leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, which is an aggravated misdemeanor.
It was a HUGE plea deal considering he initially pled not guilty to a felony charge of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death. As we first reported … Soules was behind the wheel of a Chevy pickup when it rear-ended a John Deere tractor, sending it into a ditch.
The driver was taken by ambulance to a hospital, where he died. Chris was the one who called 911 to report the accident but prosecutors said he fled the scene before cops got there. Soules was later arrested at his house, but not before refusing to come out at first.
Soules, who was “The Bachelor” for season 19 in 2015, could get up to 2 years in jail.
Stay tuned …
Originally Published — 11:15 AM PT