Gabbard trial set for October

By David Knopf/Richmond News

A motion to reduce bond for a suspect in the Michelle Rheuport murder case was put off Friday to Feb. 13, but a tentative two-week trial is on the books for October.

Lauren Gabbard, charged with murder in the second degree and two other felonies, would go to trial Oct. 15 and learn her fate by Oct. 25, should the lengthy trial go the distance.

Gabbard remains in custody on a $100,000 cash-only bond, which her attorney, Jarrett Johnson, is seeking to modify to either a personal-recognizance release or the option of paying 10 percent – $10,000 – as security.

Johnson, a private attorney in Kansas City, has been retained as a contracted public defender to represent the Richmond woman.


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