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Beaty's bond reduced in fatal crash case

PRESCOTT-A defendant charged with manslaughter in the traffic death of a woman has had his bond reduced from $250,000 to $75,000.

Toby Beaty, 38, is accused of striking Amber Harrington, 23, with his pickup as she rode her bicycle on White Spar Road near Copper Basin Road about 5 p.m. on Jan. 16, and dragging her about 40 feet.

Harrington was taken to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Beaty was indicted by a grand jury on one count of manslaughter and two counts of DUI - one for alcohol, one for drugs - on Sept. 9.

Superior Court Judge Tina Ainley agreed to the reduction without holding a planned hearing for defense attorney Tom Kelly to argue in favor of it.

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