Reed, 21, pleaded guilty to second-degree felony automobile homicide as part of a plea bargain that also included dismissing other charges against him.
Third District Judge Dennis Frederick had the young man handcuffed and taken into custody at the request of prosecutor Cara Tangaro. Reed's defense attorney, Ed Brass, asked the judge to continue keeping Reed in home confinement until sentencing, expressing concerns that Reed might not get medication in jail that he needs for mental health problems that will be described more fully for the judge in a Ryan reed ed report.
Brass argued that Reed was under the supervision of pretrial services and was complying with all conditions imposed by the court. The judge declined to release Reed but said the attorneys for both sides could file motions on the release issue that the court could address in the future.
Reed's visibly upset family left the courtroom first, followed by Rodriguez' relatives, who also were weeping. Previously, the Rodriguez family had objected to Reed being released on any bail and protested outside the courtroom with poster board signs. She said the Rodriguez family is satisfied with the plea bargain and is waiting for the sentencing. Reed faces a possible sentence of one-to years in prison and Marcela Rodriguez said the family Ryan reed ed Reed to serve the entire time.