Man Accused Of Causing Crash That Killed Bob Barry Jr. Waives Hearing

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 6:31 pm
By: News 9

The man accused of causing a crash that killed a popular Oklahoma sports broadcaster waived his right to a preliminary hearing.

Gustavo Gutierrez, 27, is being held on an $18,500 bond, and has a hold on him by immigration.

If convicted, he could face up to 15 years in prison.

Gutierrez remained silent Tuesday morning as he was walked into the Oklahoma County courthouse.

In his handcuffed hands, Gutierrez was carrying a Bible.

Gutierrez has been in the Oklahoma County jail since the June 20 accident that claimed the life of beloved Oklahoma sportscaster Bob Barry Jr.

The two were driving southbound on May Avenue near Memorial Road when Gutierrez tried to make an illegal turn, and Barry, who was driving a scooter, plowed right into him.

Police also found cocaine in a wallet belonging to Gutierrez at the scene.

For now, Gutierrez is pleading not guilty to the charges he is facing, but his attorney said he does have remorse for what happened.

“He's definitely very remorseful,” said Gutierrez's Oklahoma City attorney Cesar Armenta. “He wishes he could take everything back. Unfortunately, that is not the case. He wants the family to know he is truly, truly sorry for what happened.”

The next court appearance for Gutierrez is set for late November.

A trial date has not been set.