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Hoover pleads not guilty to charges

Riley Dean Hoover

The man charged with a DUI hit-and-run that resulted in the death of Chico State student Kristina Chesterman in September plead not guilty to all charges Wednesday.

Riley Dean Hoover, 20, appeared Wednesday at the Butte County Superior Court in Oroville.

Hoover faces charges for the following:

  • Driving under the influence and causing severe bodily injury for the death of Kristina Chesterman.

  • Driving with a blood alcohol content level above .08 and inflicting injuries upon Chesterman that caused a coma.

  • Leaving the scene of an accident.

  • Selling or transporting marijuana.

  • Manufacturing a controlled substance.

Two felony counts of money laundering were brought against Hoover In an additional case filed in January.

Superior court judge James Reilly set the trial date to Aug. 25 to combine the hearing of both cases.

On March 8, a preliminary hearing was held where the defense sought to have some of of evidence in the investigations of both cases suppressed. Reilley ruled each piece of evidence as admissible.

Christine Lee can be reached at [email protected] or @leechris017 on Twitter.

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