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Man accused in deadly DUI crash appears in court

Posted at 5:50 PM, Dec 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-07 20:50:33-05
UPDATE: The man accused driving drunk when he struck and killed a 16-year old girl appeared in court for the first time. 
Anthony Lauria is also accused of leaving the scene of that crash.
Monday, his attorney asked the judge to lower Lauria's bail from $400,000 to $100,000.  His attorney says his client was drank alcohol after the accident, not before.
That request was denied.


The man accused in last week's crash that killed a North Las Vegas teenager had his first blood test come back as more than 3 times the legal limit.

Anthony Lauria's blood alcohol content result was .292. Lauria made his first appearance in court via video conference in North Las Vegas Justice Court.

Lauria is charged with driving under the influence and leaving the scene of the crime in the hit-and-run death of 16-year-old Bobbie Grayson. She was hit on Tuesday near Lone Mountain Road and North Fifth Street.

His bail was set for $400,000. The prosecutor tried to get bail set at $1 million.

The prosecutor also said in court that Lauria texted his girlfriend after he hit Grayson and said he narrowly missed getting another DUI.

"So he was, although he was extremely intoxicated, he was well aware of what he was doing," the prosecutor said.

Grayson's mother and father were in court for Monday's hearing.

"She never got married, she never had kids and she's never even owned a car -- which she would have gotten on graduation day. We planned that," said her mother, Kathy Cagel. "Now she gets nothing."

She added that she was "supposed to go first" and that she's now burying her daughter.