Man out of jail despite facing vehicular homicide charges for fatal DUI crash

KREM 2's Alexa Block talks to one of the victims' parents about the driver's early release

SPOKANE, Wash. - The man accused causing a crash that killed two of his friends is out of jail this week.

Eddy Grant, 21, faces vehicular homicide charges for a drunk driving crash that killed Raymond Maxamillion Madrid, 21, and Taylor Parkins, 20, earlier this summer.

Both died at the scene on Dishman Mica Road, after Grant failed to negotiate a turn and the car they were in rolled 50 to 60 feet down an embankment and caught on fire, according to court documents.

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At the time of the crash, a judge set his bond at $100,000. After his attorney filed a motion to reduce it, and family and friends wrote letters on his behalf, the same judge released him to pre-trial monitoring.

That means Grant did not have to post any bond, despite the high dollar amount set initially, and he will remain out of custody while he awaits trial.

“Hell be out in summer, you know, doing whatever… while our kids are in heaven,” Madrid's father said.  “It’s not fair.”

Family members of the victims told KREM 2 they were not happy about his release and felt as though it was not justice for their loved ones.

"I heard that people wrote letters to the judge that said he was a nice kid but that still doesn't justify what happened here...I'm not happy about it. I'm angry," Madrid's father said.  "I don't know why he's out. He shouldn't be."

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