- Associated Press - Saturday, November 1, 2014

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) - A driver charged with hitting and killing a Ventura County sheriff’s deputy has been released from jail.

The Ventura County Star (https://bit.ly/1DEuAQO ) says Kevin Hogrefe was freed on $500,000 bail Friday. A judge later rejected a prosecution request to more than double the bail figure.

The 25-year-old Camarillo man pleaded not guilty on Thursday to second-degree murder and felony hit-and-run.

Sheriff’s Sgt. Eugene Kostiuchenko was hit early Tuesday in Camarillo as he walked back to his patrol car near a freeway onramp after stopping another motorist.

In a jailhouse interview Thursday, Hogrefe told the Star that he’d had about seven beers in a bar before the accident but doesn’t remember getting in his car or hitting the deputy. He also expressed remorse.

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Information from: Ventura County Star, https://venturacountystar.com

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