Hearing to reduce bond set aside



By David Knopf/Richmond News

A motion to reduce bond for one of three defendants in the May 2012 death of a Richmond woman was set aside Wednesday.

Jarrett Johnson, attorney for Lauren Gabbard, objected when the prosecution attempted to present the testimony of a victim, who presumably would object to any attempt to reduce Gabbard’s current $100,000 cash or surety bond.

“My objection is that we already had a chance to have this heard and the prosecution had ample time to have a witness here,” Johnson said.

The disagreement prompted Judge David Miller to call a recess to meet with Johnson and Prosecutor Danielle Rogers to discuss the issue. When Miller returned, he told the court the motion to reduce bond would not be heard.

“That motion will just pass,” Miller said, referring to a possible hearing in the future. “It will remain on the record but won’t be taken up today.”

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