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Parents grieve as man charged with killing their daughter is released from jail

SPOKANE, Wash. - Washington State Patrol said 21-year-old Eddy Grant was driving on Highway 27 near Dishman Mica Road when he rolled his car. His passengers, Taylor Parkins-Pyles and Max Madrid, both died in the crash.  Grant was driving under the influence at the time of the July crash. His bail initially was set at $100,000.

Grant spent less than 50 days in jail and was released on his own recognizance on Thursday.

It caught the parents of 20-year-old Taylor Parkins-Pyles off guard, who thought the man would stay behind bars at least until his trial. 

"We are just dumbfounded at how the system can let someone who killed two people just walk free," said Eric Pyles, Taylor's father. "Had he taken a gun and killed two people, I don't think he'd be out. It just doesn't make sense. He gets to go live the rest of his summer, while our kids are in boxes."

Grant's pretrial is scheduled for Sept. 1 and his trial for Sept. 11, according to court calendars.

Taylor's parents have set up a GoFundMe account in her honor. You can donate by clicking here


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