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Man pleads not guilty in death of bicyclist in Newport Beach DUI crash

A self-described drug counselor accused of killing a bicyclist while driving under the influence in Newport Beach has pleaded not guilty to murder. Police said Neil Storm Stephany, 23, of Huntington Beach kept driving after slamming his truck into Shaun Eagleson, a 30-year-old Fountain Valley resident who was riding along East Coast Highway on Oct. 19. Eagleson died at a nearby hospital that day, and police arrested Stephany about four miles from the crash site. Prosecutors said they decided to charge Stephany with murder because he had pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor drunk-driving charge in 2011. In California, people who repeatedly drive drunk can be charged with murder if they...

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