Attorney arrested in fatal hit and run appears in court

May 22, 2012 11:20:11 AM PDT
A prominent civil rights attorney appeared in an East Bay courtroom today to answer charges that he hit and killed a bicyclist with his car.

Spencer Smith walked with his lawyer into the Alameda County courthouse in Pleasanton this morning, but the judge delayed today's hearing until late June.

Investigators say pieces of Smith's Mercedes-Benz littered the crash scene on Dougherty Road in Dublin last Tuesday.

Smith's attorney says his client is "devastated" that the victim, Bo Hu, lost his life.