In this file photo, Preston Oates speaks with attorney Don Colongeli during his bond hearing before Judge Deadra Jefferson at the Beaufort County Courthouse. Jefferson denied Oates' request to remove his electronic monitoring device.
In this file photo, Preston Oates speaks with attorney Don Colongeli during his bond hearing before Judge Deadra Jefferson at the Beaufort County Courthouse. Jefferson denied Oates' request to remove his electronic monitoring device. Staff photo
In this file photo, Preston Oates speaks with attorney Don Colongeli during his bond hearing before Judge Deadra Jefferson at the Beaufort County Courthouse. Jefferson denied Oates' request to remove his electronic monitoring device. Staff photo

Oates' self-defense appeal dismissed; case heads to trial

August 29, 2013 7:51 PM