SACRAMENTO, CA - A man accused of killing a Carmichael man and four dogs in a hit-and-run crash was in Sacramento County court for a hearing Friday.
Prosecutors said Paul William Walden, 31, was drunk behind the wheel while driving down a Carmichael street at 80 mph and hitting a couple and their four dogs last July.
The dogs were killed in the crash. One of the victims, Harrison Long Randall, later died of the injuries he suffered in the crash; his girlfriend Gemily West was seriously injured.
At the hearing Friday, an officer testified that one of Walden's acquaintances said Walden was going to go looking for heroin an hour before the crash.
Walden pled not guilty during a January hearing. He is due back in court for a readiness hearing July 3.