Aliff case bound over to Feb. 13

By David Knopf/Richmond News

Robert Aliff, a Richmond man charged with involuntary manslaughter in a death stemming from a two-vehicle accident in 2011, was bound over Tuesday to circuit court.

Aliff had been scheduled for a preliminary hearing, but he filed a written waiver with the court that allowed his case to be moved to Division III. He is represented by the public defender.

Aliff will formally be arraigned there at 9 a.m. Feb. 13. Aliff maintained his not-guilty plea and remains in custody in Ray County on a $25,000 cash-only bond.

The defendant is charged with two felonies, the more serious of which is involuntary manslaughter. It’s a B Felony that alleges Aliff was intoxicated with a blood-alcohol content of over .18 percent when his vehicle struck a second car, resulting in the death of a passenger, 59-year-old Richmond resident Bruce Sodders.

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