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The man accused of causing a two-vehicle crash that killed a Moore teen-ager was released from jail on a $3,500 bond despite District Attorney Tim Kuykendall's request it be raised.
Marvin Jerroll Ware, 30, originally was charged with driving under the influence following a early morning accident last Saturday in the 2800 block of North Shields Boulevard in Moore.
Police said Ware was driving a blue Chevrolet Tahoe which struck the rear of a Mercury Tracer, injuring four of the Tracer's occupants and severely injuring Justin Wright, 15, of Moore .
Wright was taken to OU Medical Center; he died at 2:40 a.m. Sunday.
"Mr. Ware was originally arrested and booked in jail on DUI charges," Kuykendall said. "At that point Justin Wright had not died."
However, following Wright's death, Kuykendall said his office filed first degree manslaughter charges Tuesday.
"Prior to our filing charges, Mr. Ware posted bond on the DUI charges and was released on a $3,500 bond," Kuykendall said. The district attorney's office had asked that bond be increased to $500,000. His request was denied by Judge Rod Ring.
"Judge Ring left the bond at $3,500 but ordered Mr. Ware to wear an ankle bracelet."
Kuykendall said his office is "taking the case very seriously" because of the circumstances and the death of a 15-year-old boy. "Based on the issues, we'll be recommending some prison time," he said.
Ware's next court date is Sept. 19.
Staff writer Tom Blakey contributed to this report.
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