Justice For Jay

"Justice will only be achieved when those who are not injured by crime
feel as indignant as those who are."
- King Solomon

The Bond Hearing

THE FOLLOWING IS FROM A TAPE WHICH WAS PROVIDED BY (Name WIthHeld) CLERK OF COURT, CITY OF MYRTLE BEACH ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 2 , 2003. THIS HAS BEEN TRANSCRIBED TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY FROM NOT HAVING TAKEN IT MYSELF (the transcriptionist). THEREFORE, WHEN INAUDIBLES APPEAR IT IS BECAUSE THE PERSON SPEAKING WAS NOT NEAR A MICROPHONE OR DID NOT SPEAK CLEARLY OR LOUDLY ENOUGH.

BRANDON LEE BROGAN BOND HEARING ON MAY 31, 2003
MARK DANIEL URBAN BOND HEARING ON MAY 31 2003


JUDGE HUDSON: MR. BROGAN, YOU ARE A FULL TIME STUDENT ?
MR. BROGAN: YES SIR
JUDGE HUDSON: YOU ARE IN HIGH SCHOOL?
MR. BROGAN: (INAUDIBLE BUT BELIEVE HE MAY HAVE SAID -YES SIR)
JUDGE HUDSON: YOU ALL PLEASE STAND. NOW EACH OF YOU ARE HERE
BECAUSE YOU HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH AN OFFENSE IN I
WHICH YOU COULD RECEIVE AT LEAST 1 YEAR IN PRISON
SHOULD YOU BE FOUND GUILTY OR PLEAD GUILTY TO
THE CHARGE AS LISTED. BASED ON THIS FACT, YOUR
CASE WILL BE HEARD AT THE HORRY COUNT Y
COURTHOUSE DURING A TERM OF GENERAL SESSIONS
COURT. THE POPULAR NAME OF THESE ARE CALLED HIGH
COURT OFFENSES AND WILL BE HEARD AT THE HORRY COUNTY
COURTHOUSE. YOU WILL BE PROSECUTED BY
OUR SOLICITOR WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE CITY OF
MYRTLE BEACH AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH THAT, THERE
ARE SEVERAL RIGHTS AFFORDED YOU UNDER THE U. S .
CONSTITUTION. BUT THE FIRST RIGHT IS THE RIGHT TO A
TRIAL BY A JURY. ONLY YOU CAN TAKE THAT RIGHT
AWAY EITHER IN PERSON OR THROUGH YOUR ATTORNEY.
SECONDLY, YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO A PRELIMINARY
HEARING. THE SHORTER FORM I HAVE GIVEN YOU THERE
IS AN APPLICATION FOR THE PRELIMINARY HEARING. A
PRELIMINARY HEARING IS MORE POPULARLY KNOWN AS
A PROBABLE CAUSE HEARING IN WHICH THE FACTS ARE
GIVEN IN THE CASE IN THE COURTROOM SUCH AS THIS A S
TO WHY YOU WERE CHARGED AND WHY YOU WERE
BROUGHT BEFORE ME ON THESE CHARGES. THE PURPOSE
IS TO EXAMINE THE REASONS AND LEGALITY OF THE
ARREST AND THE ELEMENTS OF THE CRIME. IT IS NOT A
HEARING FOR YOUR GUILT OR INNOCENCE. IT SIMPLY
SETS THE STAGE FOR THE CASE IN A COURTROOM IN
CONWAY. OKAY? THAT IS THE PURPOSE IN IT. IF YOU
WISH TO HAVE ONE OF THOSE, IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS
ABOUT THE CHARGES, YOU FILL OUT THE LOWER LEFT
HAND CORNER, RETURN TO OUR CLERK'S OFFICE WITHIN
10 DAYS AND YOU WILL BE GRANTED AN AUTOMATIC
PRELIMINARY HEARING. THAT DOES NOT COST YOU
ANYTHING BUT IS A RIGHT YOU HAVE UNDER OUR
CONSTITUTION. AND THIRDLY, YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO AN
ATTORNEY. IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN ATTORNEY, ONE
WILL BE PROVIDED FOR YOU THROUGH THE PUBLI C
DEFENDER'S OFFICE. EACH OF YOU HAVE FILLED OUT AN
APPLICATION - INDIGENCY APPLICATION - AND I ASK YOU
SOME QUESTIONS ABOUT THAT. AND EACH OF YOU - I
WILL INDIVIDUALLY SAY WHETHER OR NOT YOU QUALIF Y
OR NOT FOR A PUBLIC DEFENDER. MR. ARTIS, YOU
QUALIFY. IF YOU WILL SIGN AND DATE THIS, PLEASE, SIR.
MS. HERION, YOU QUALIFY FOR A PUBLIC DEFENDER. IF
YOU WILL SIGN AND DATE THIS. MR ALSTON, YOU
QUALIFY FOR A PUBLIC DEFENDER. IF YOU WILL SIGN
AND DATE THAT. MR. URBAN, YOU QUALIFY FOR A
PUBLIC DEFENDER. MR. BROGAN, YOU QUALIFY FOR A
PUBLIC DEFENDER.
JUDGE HUDSON: EACH OF YOU LET ME READ FROM THIS THAT YOU JUST
SIGNED AND DATED AND HAVE A COPY OF. IT SAYS IN
THE COURT OF GENERAL SESSIONS A NOTICE OF A DAT E
AND TIME OF INITIAL - THE INITIAL APPEARANCE IS SET
FOR THE 25TH DAY OF JULY, 2003 AT 1:00 P.M. AT THE
HORRY COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, COURTROOM 3B
LOCATED AT 1301 SECOND AVENUE, CONWAY, SC. THE
DATE AND TIME OF YOUR INITIAL APPEARANCE CANNOT
BE CHANGED.
AS SOON AS YOU GET YOUR ATTORNEY,
MAKE SURE HE HAS THIS, FOR THIS IS THE FIRST DATE
WHEN YOU MEET THE SOLICITOR IN A COURTROOM
SETTING AND CERTAIN THINGS ARE DONE AT THAT TIME .
NOW, THE OTHER PURPOSE OF YOUR BEING HERE TODAY
IS FOR ME IS TO SET A BOND. A BOND IS NOT TH E
PUNISHMENT. A BOND IS A NUMERICAL FIGURE THAT IS
DERIVED AT ON CASE LAW THAT REFLECTS YOUR
INDEBTEDNESS TO THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA FOR
THE CRIME YOU HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH. IT IS UP TO
THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA TO PROVE YOUR GUILT .
IT IS NOT UP TO YOU TO PROVE YOU ARE INNOCENT. THE
PURPOSE OF THE BOND IS TO INSURE YOUR PRESENCE I N
COURT. FOR SHOULD YOU FAIL TO APPEAR, YOU CAN BE
TRIED IN YOUR ABSENCE, THE VERDICT WILL BE SET
ASIDE UNTIL YOU ARE LOCATED, YOU WILL BE BROUGHT
BEFORE A CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE AND AT THAT TIME HE
COULD FINE YOU UP TO $5,000 OR SENTENCE YOU TO 5
YEARS IN PRISON FOR FAILING TO APPEAR. SO IT
BECOMES IMPERATIVE THAT YOU GIVE PROPER
ADDRESSES, THAT YOU GIVE A PLACE WHERE YOU
RECEIVE YOU MAIL FOR THINGS FROM THE SOLICITOR
CONCERNING YOU CASE VIA THE MAIL. SO IT IS
IMPERATIVE THAT YOU APPEAR IN COURT WHEN YOU ARE
SUPPOSED TO. THAT IS WHY ALL THESE THINGS ARE
DONE OUT FOR YOU. NOW THE OTHER PART OF MY JOB
FROM ASSIGNING A BOND IS TO SET THE TYPE OF BOND
THAT IS USED. IN SOUTH CAROLINA THERE ARE 5 TYPES
OF BONDS. THE FIRST WE ALWAYS LOOK AT IS A
PERSONAL RECOGNIZANCE BOND. THE PURPOSE OF THI S
IS THAT IF YOU ARE KNOWN TO THE COURT, PEOPLE IN
OUR COMMUNITY HAVE SPOKEN IN YOUR BEHALF, AND IF
I FIRMLY BELIEVE THAT YOU WILL REAPPEAR WILLINGLY
TO FACE THE CHARGES, I COULD MAKE THE DECISION AND
LET YOU SIGN YOUR NAME TO A DOCUMENT AND YOU
COULD RETURN WILLINGLY. YOU WOULD RETURN
WILLINGLY AND I WOULD BELIEVE THAT. THAT IS THE
PURPOSE OF A PERSONAL RECOGNIZANCE BOND. A
DEVIATION OF THAT WOULD BE A CASH PERCENTAGE
WHERE YOU OR SOMEONE IN YOUR FAMILY WOULD PUT
DOWN 10% OF THE BOND IN CASH. THAT MONEY WOULD
BE HELD BY THE COURTS UNTIL YOUR COURT DATE.
THERE ARE TWO TYPES OF ACCOMMODATIONS. ONE IS
REAL PROPERTY. IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW OWNS
REAL PROPERTY IN SOUTH CAROLINA THAT HAS AN
EQUITY VALUE EQUAL TO OR GREATER THAN THE BOND,
THE PROPERTY COULD BE USED BY THE COURTS AS A
WAY OF ASSURING YOUR APPEARANCE AND THE OTHER
FACTOR THAT COULD BE USED IS STOCKS, BONDS OR
SECURITIES THAT HAVE AN INTRINSIC VALUE EQUAL TO
OR GREATER THAN THE BOND, THAT COULD BE USED ON
THE MARKET TO BE SOLD. ALL THESE THINGS, THE
MONEY, THE PROPERTY OR THE STOCKS, BONDS OR
SECURITIES, ARE - THE ENTITLING PAPERS ARE HELD BY
THE COURT. THE OWNERSHIP DOES NOT CHANGE BY THE
COURT RETAINING THE PAPERS - NOTHING CAN BE DONE
WITH IT UNTIL AFTER THE END OF THE TRIAL OR
ADJUDICATION IN THE MATTER. THAT IS THE PURPOSE.
AND LASTLY, IS A CONTRACT WITH A BAIL BONDSMAN.
YOU WOULD EMPLOY A BONDSMAN. YOU PAY HIM A
PERCENTAGE OF THE BOND - WHATEVER YOU ALL AGREE
UPON. THE BONDSMAN COMES TO THE COURT AND SIGNS
A CONTRACT THAT HE WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR HAVING
YOU APPEAR IN COURT AS REQUIRED BY LAW. THAT IS
HIS JOB. YOU AND THE BONDSMAN WILL SIGN A
CONTRACT THAT IS OF A PRIVATE NATURE. THE COURT
HAS NO SAY-SO AS TO THE TERMS OF YOUR AGREEMENT
WITH THE BONDSMAN. THE BONDSMAN HAS TO BE
LICENSED IN SOUTH CAROLINA. HE HAS TO BE
REGISTERED WITH THE HORRY COUNTY CLERK OF COURT
AND HE MUST BE IN GOOD STANDING WITH THE CLERK'S
OFFICE. AND HE HAS TO HAVE A BUSINESS LICENSE TO
PRACTICE IN THE CITY LIMITS OF MYRTLE BEACH. OTHER
THAN THAT, THERE ARE NO RESTRAINTS AS FAR AS THE
COURT'S INTEREST IN YOU AND THE BONDSMAN. THOSE
ARE THE 5 METHODS THAT WE HAVE. ONCE AGAIN, THE
UNDERLYING PURPOSE OF A BOND IS NOT TO PUNISH. THE
PURPOSE OF A BOND IS TO BRING YOU TO COURT TO FACE
THE CHARGES. THAT IS ALL THAT IT IS. EVERYBODY
UNDERSTAND THAT? IT IS MY JOB TO MAKE SURE THAT
YOU WILL APPEAR THE BEST WAY I THINK POSSIBLE.

JUDGE HUDSON: ERIC ALSTON
MR. ALSTON:YES, SIR
JUDGE HUDSON: MR. ALSTON, YOU HAVE A SINGULAR CHARGE OF
POSSESSION OF CRACK COCAINE. I'M GOING TO SET YOUR
BOND AT A $5,000 SURETY BOND. IF YOU SIGN AND DATE
THAT PLEASE, SIR.
JUDGE HUDSON: ANGEL HERION, YOU ARE CHARGED WITH POSSESSION
CRACK COCAINE. THAT A $5,000 SURETY BOND.
JUDGE HUDSON: MR. ARTIS, YOU ARE CHARGED WITH FORGERY. DO
YOU UNDERSTAND THIS CHARGE?
MR. ARTIS:(INAUDIBLE)JUDGE HUDSON: ALL RIGHT. BUT YOU UNDERSTAND THE NATURE OF IT.
YOUR BOND IS $5,000.
JUDGE HUDSON: MR. ARTIS, YOU DON'T KNOW THE NAMES OF THOSE
PEOPLE.
MR. ARTIS: YES, SIR.
JUDGE HUDSON:
WHO ARE THEY?
MR. ARTIS: (INAUDIBLE)
JUDGE HUDSON: WELL YOU NEED TO BE GIVING THEM SOME NAMES.
OUR DETECTIVE ALLEN WOULD LOVE TO GET THE FULL
NAMES OF THESE PEOPLE.
MR. ARTIS: (INAUDIBLE)
JUDGE HUDSON: UN HUH. I HEAR YOU. BUT YOU KNOW WILL HELP
YOURSELF, MR. ARTIS. OKAY?
MR. ARTIS: (INAUDIBLE)
JUDGE HUDSON: YOU THREE CAN SIT DOWN.

*JUDGE HUDSON: THE NEXT MATTER, MR. BROGAN AND MR. URBAN, YOU
ARE CHARGED WITH LEAVING THE SCENE OF AN
ACCIDENT INVOLVING A DEATH. DO YOU UNDERSTAND
THAT CHARGE?
SOMEONE: (INAUDIBLE)
JUDGE HUDSON: OKAY. WE HAVE SOME VICTIMS IN THIS MATTER. ARE
THEY HERE?.
SOMEONE: (INAUDIBLE)
JUDGE HUDSON: BUT DO WANT TO MAKE ANY STATEMENTS?
SOMEONE: (INAUDIBLE)
JUDGE HUDSON: SIR, YOU CAN COME DOWN HERE, SIR. COME ON DOWN
HERE. BRENDA JARMAN DOESN'T WANT TO MAKE ANY
STATEMENT? OKAY. BRENDA JARMAN DOESN'T WANT TO
MAKE A STATEMENT OR ANYTHING? STAND RIGHT I N
FRONT OF THE SPEAKER, HERE, PLEASE SIR.
PARENT OF VICTIM: I LOST MY SON, MY FRIEND
JUDGE HUDSON: WAIT A MINUTE - TO ME. SIR, TURN AROUND AND JUST
TALK TO ME. I'M SORRY. OKAY. YOU ARE UPSET. I
UNDERSTAND. WAIT A MINUTE. TAKE A DEEP BREATH.
NOW PUT THE MICROPHONE ON SO I CAN HEAR YOU.
THANK YOU.
PARENT OF VICTIM: WELL, I JUST LOST MY SON AND ITS BECAUSE OF THESE
PEOPLE'S CARELESSNESS AND JUST RUN OVER HIM AND
LEFT HIM LAYING THERE LIKE A DOG IN THE ROAD .
JUDGE HUDSON: I UNDERSTAND THAT .
PARENT OF VICTIM: AND HE IS GONE. I WILL NEVER SEE HIM AGAIN .
JUDGE HUDSON: THAT IS THE UNFORTUNATE SIDE OF THIS, SIR .
PARENT OF VICTIM: YES, IT IS.
JUDGE HUDSON: NOW, BY COMING HERE TODAY, THIS IS THE FIRST OF
AN ARDUOUS PROCESS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
BECAUSE IT WILL BE RELIVED AND RELIVED AS YOU
UNDERSTAND.
PARENT OF VICTIM: RIGHT
JUDGE HUDSON: BY COMING HERE, CAN YOU RELAY ANY TYPE OF WHAT
IS GOING TO HAPPEN TO THE FAMILY. YOUR SON HAD A
WIFE AND CHILDREN. IS THAT CORRECT?
PARENT OF VICTIM: YES. TWO KIDS
JUDGE HUDSON: ALL RIGHT. NOW, THE PURPOSE OF BEING A VICTIM IS
TO TELL THE COURT THE IMPACT THIS INCIDENT HAS HAD
AND WILL HAVE TO THE BEST OF YOUR ABILITY. NOW AS
THE PARENT, IS THERE ANYTHING THAT YOU CAN SAY OR
WANT TO SAY AT THIS TIME CONCERNING THAT? CAN
YOU SEE OF A PROBLEM ARISING
- HOW YOU FEEL AT THIS
TIME ABOUT THAT? WE DON'T WANT TO GO INTO WHAT
HAPPENED. THAT IS NOT THE PURPOSE HERE, BUT THE
IMPACT THIS HAS HAD ON YOUR FAMILY.
PARENT OF VICTIM: IT IS JUST KNOCKED ME FOR A LOOP. I MEAN, WHAT
DO YOU DO -IT JUST TURNS YOUR WHOLE LIFE AROUND. I
MEAN EVERYTHING - NOTHING IS THE SAME.
JUDGE HUDSON: THAT'S RIGHT. HOW OLD ARE THE CHILDREN?
PARENT OF VICTIM: HOW OLD ARE THEY? ONE IS 17, ONE IS 15.
JUDGE HUDSON: OKAY. ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT TO SAY AT THIS
TIME, SIR?
PARENT OF VICTIM: I DON'T THINK I HAD BETTER SAY ANYTHING ELSE. I
JUST..
HUDSON: YOU ARE A WISE MAN. I UNDERSTAND. I WISH YOU AND
YOUR FAMILY THE BEST, SIR. THAT IS ALL WE CAN DO.
YOU HAVE ALONG WAY TO GO. I THINK YOU
UNDERSTAND THAT.
PARENT OF VICTIM: YES
JUDGE HUDSON: BUT NO MATTER WHAT MY ACTIONS ARE HERE, I THINK
YOU UNDERSTAND THAT WILL NOT BRING YOUR SON
BACK.
PARENT OF VICTIM: YES, I KNOW THAT.
JUDGE HUDSON: THERE IS NOTHING THAT I CAN DO OR SAY THAT IS GOING
TO EASE YOUR PAIN OR YOUR GRIEF. WHAT MY JOB IS - IS
TO WORK WITHIN THE LAW AS WHAT I CAN AND CANNOT
DO. I HOPE YOU UNDERSTAND THAT.
PARENT OF VICTIM: RIGHT
JUDGE HUDSON: BUT, I FIRMLY BELIEVE THAT THIS IS NOT A SITUATION
FOR ME TO PUNISH ANYONE. AND I HOPE YOU
UNDERSTAND THAT. I HAVE TO - WHAT I AM CONCERNED
ABOUT IS DOING - THE THING IS TO BRING THESE BOYS TO
TRIAL.
PARENT OF VICTIM: YES
JUDGE HUDSON: THAT IS MY RESPONSIBILITY. I HOPE YOU UNDERSTAND
THAT.
PARENT OF VICTIM: I UNDERSTAND THAT .
JUDGE HUDSON: ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY AT THIS TIME?
PARENT OF VICTIM: NO, SIR. THAT'S ALL .
JUDGE HUDSON: I KNOW THIS HASN'T BEEN EASY. AND IT IS GOING TO
HAPPEN AGAIN AND AGAIN FOR YOU. AND IT IS GOING TO
BE HARD AND I JUST WISH THE BEST FOR YOU, SIR .
PARENT OF VICTIM: OKAY. THANK YOU.
JUDGE HUDSON: THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
JUDGE HUDSON: MR. MONCKTON, YOU ARE WITH THESE YOUNG MEN AT
THIS TIME. ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY AS AN
ATTORNEY AT THIS POINT IN TIME?
ATTORNEY MONCKTON: YES, SIR, YOUR HONOR. (INAUDIBLE) FOR THE
PURPOSE OF THE BOND HEARING THIS MORNING. I WAS
CONTACTED YESTERDAY AND I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY
TO SPEAK WITH DETECTIVE ALLEN. AS I UNDERSTOOD
FROM HIM THAT WHAT HAPPENED, IS AN ACCIDENT
OCCURRED ON MAY 17TH AND MR. BROGAN AND MR.
URBAN LEFT THE SCENE, AND RETURNED BACK TO THE
STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA. APPROXIMATELY 5 DAYS
LATER, THEY CAME INTO THE MYRTLE BEACH POLICE
DEPARTMENT UNANNOUNCED AND CONFESSED TO THEIR
INVOLVEMENT AND TURNED THEMSELVES IN AND THAT
WAS THE BEGINNING OF THE SECOND BIKE WEEK. AND AS I
I UNDERSTAND IT MYRTLE BEACH POLICE DEPARTMENT
LET THEM RETURN BACK TO WEST VIRGINIA SO THE
APPROPRIATE PAPERWORK COULD BE PREPARED FOR
THEIR ARREST.
THEY WERE NOTIFIED TO BE HERE THIS
MORNING. THEY LEFT WEST VIRGINIA YESTERDAY AND
ARRIVED SOMETIME - 6:30-7:00 A.M. TO FACE THESE
CHARGES. THEY KNEW WHAT THE CHARGES WERE GOING
TO BE AND THE CONSEQUENCES FOR THE SECOND TIME. I
WOULD ASK THAT YOUR HONOR TAKE THAT INTO
CONSIDERATION TN SETTING BOND IN THIS MATTER.
BROGAN IS 18 YEARS OLD AND MR. URBAN IS 21 YEARS
OLD AND THIS IS A TRAGIC ACCIDENT AND I WOULD ASK
YOUR HONOR JUST TO SET AN APPROPRIATE BOND. I DO
NOT BELIEVE THEY ARE FLIGHT RISKS AND THEY WILL
RETURN. THEIR INITIAL APPEARANCE WHICH IS SET FOR
JULY (INAUDIBLE).
JUDGE HUDSON: THANK YOU MR. MONCKTON. IN LOOKING AT THE
SITUATION AND AS I SAID EARLIER, IT IS - MY JOB
INVESTED UPON ME IS TO ASSURE THE APPEARANCE IN
COURT. THAT IS MY ULTIMATE DECISION AT THIS TIME.

AND IT IS MY BELIEF (INAUDIBLE) IN THIS CASE, IT IS
UNFORTUNATE ALL THE WAY AROUND. WE HAVE A
MOTHER WHOSE SON IS GONE, A WIFE WHOSE HUSBAND IS
GONE, AND WE HAVE 2 YOUNG MEN WITHOUT A PARENT .
ON THE OTHER HAND, WE HAVE A YOUNG MAN WHO IS 18,
A YOUNG MAN WHO IS 21 WHO ARE TRYING TO GROW UP.
AT A VERY YOUNG AGE, THEY HAVE BEEN CONFRONTED
WITH A SITUATION AND THEY DIDN'T HANDLE IT VERY
WELL. THEY MADE SOME BAD DECISIONS. SO WE ARE
HERE - AND WERE ARE NOT HERE TO JUDGE THAT
DECISION AT THIS TIME. WE JUST ACKNOWLEDGE THAT IT
IS AN UNFORTUNATE SET OF CIRCUMSTANCES IS WHY
THEY ARE HERE.
WHAT I AM GOING TO DO AT THIS TIME -
I'M GOING TO SET THE BOND AT A $25,000 SURETY BOND.
NOW THIS DOES NOT MEAN I WILL NOT CHANGE THAT AT
A LATER DATE TO SOME SORT OF SITUATION WHERE THEY
LEAVE INCARCERATION AND REAPPEAR, PROVIDED I AM
GIVEN THE PROPER ASSURANCES. BUT THIS I S
SOMETHING I HAVE JUST DEALT WITH THIS MORNING .
THE LAW DOES ALLOW ME TO SET THIS TYPE OF BOND,
WHICH I AM DOING. BUT I AM SAYING TO EVERYONE
THAT I COULD CHANGE MY DECISION AND LET THE
PARENTS SIGN THEM OUT AT A LATER DATE. I'M NOT
SAYING I'M GOING TO DO THAT, BUT THAT IS A
POSSIBILITY. MY OVERRIDING CONCERN IS THEIR
APPEARANCE IN COURT. TO STAND TRIAL. I HAVE ALSO
BEEN TOLD OF RUMORS THAT THERE IS OUTSIDE
INFERENCE IN THIS. THAT THREATS HAVE BEEN MADE ON
THESE YOUNG MEN'S LIVES
. I DO NOT KNOW HOW TRUE
THAT IS, BUT THAT IS SOMETHING WE HAVE TO BE
MINDFUL OF ALSO. AND AT THIS TIME FOR THAT REASON
ALSO I AM NOT GOING TO RELEASE THESE YOUNG MEN
INTO A VOLATILE SITUATION - BACK IN THEIR
HOMETOWN. AS I HAVE UNDERSTOOD THERE HAVE BEEN
THREATS MADE. AND THE COURT IS GOING TO NOTE THIS
AND IF ANY PARTIES ARE IN THIS BOND HEARING THAT
ARE A PART OF THAT, THEY HAVE TO BE MADE FULLY
AWARE OF THE REPERCUSSIONS OF THAT ALSO
. SO, THE
COURT IS MINDFUL OF THE EMOTIONS THAT RUN HIGH
AND IS QUITE UNDERSTANDABLE WITH THE FAMILY. BUT
THESE YOUNG MEN DO HAVE RIGHTS ALSO. AT THIS
I AM GOING TO SET THE BOND AGAIN AT $25,000 AS A
SURETY BOND. IF THE PROPER THINGS ARE DONE, AND I
FEEL COMFORTABLE, THIS COULD BE CHANGED
AT A
LATER DATE, TO ANOTHER TYPE OF BOND WHERE THE
COURT IS ASSURED OF THEIR APPEARANCE. SO IF YOU

(Yes, that's where the transcript ended)


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