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Mar 7, 2013 11:59 PM by Associated Press

SF bicyclist to stand trial for manslaughter

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A judge has ordered a bicyclist who fatally struck a 71-year-old man in a San Francisco crosswalk to stand trial on manslaughter charges.

Superior Court Judge Andrew Cheng made is ruling on Thursday against Chris Bucchere who has pleaded not guilty.

The 36-year-old Bucchere is accused of running a red light on his bicycle and hitting Sutchi Hui as Hui and his wife crossed the street at an intersection in the Castro District on March 29.

Hui died a few days later of blunt force trauma injuries from the collision.

Prosecutors say that Bucchere ran several stop signs and was trying to beat a personal speed record on a ride that began in the Marin Headlands.

Bucchere is due back in court for arraignment on March 21.

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