Man Accused in the Crash that Killed Sports Anchor makes Court Appearance

The man accused of causing a deadly accident that killed KFOR Sports Director Bob Barry, Jr. appeared in an Oklahoma County courtroom.

Police said Gustavo Gutierrez made an illegal U-turn, cutting in front of Barry’s scooter, causing him to crash into the side of the vehicle.

It was later revealed that Gutierrez was in the country illegally.

KFOR tried to talk to Gutierrez as he entered the courtroom, but the suspect didn't say a word, hanging his head and holding onto his Bible.

"He's definitely very remorseful. You know, he wishes he could take everything back. Unfortunately, that is not the case," said his attorney Cesar Armenta.

Gutierrez waived his preliminary hearing in the case, meaning he will go to trial if a plea deal is not reached.

By waiving his preliminary hearing, the state did not have to present evidence to the judge.

"One of the reasons why we waived it, there's always a possibility that if we would have conducted that preliminary hearing, the state could have possibly amended the charge, so it was in his best interest," Armentasaid.

Prosecutors believe the case may never go before a jury.

"What I anticipate will occur is very likely the defendant will enter a plea. I think considering the celebrity of the victim in this case that it would be, you know, it'd be a difficult one for the defendant to go to trial on with the jury knowing, you know, what's happened in the case," said Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater.