Posted: Wednesday, 26 February 2014 12:00PM

Bond Reduced For Woodland Heights Murder Suspect



One of the suspects charged in the August murder of a Hopkinsville man has a lower bond following a hearing Wednesday morning in Christian Circuit Court. Craig Newbern, defense counsel for Quimon Taylor, requested the reduced bond for his client, based on the possibility that the shooting death of Desmond Poindexter could have actually been self defense.


   
Commonwealth's Attorney Lynn Pryor disputed the claim that Taylor could have felt threatened by the lighter that Poindexter had in his possession.


   
After hearing from both sides on the matter, Christian Circuit Judge John Atkins agreed that the one million dollar bond previously set for Taylor was excessive and reduced the bond to $150,000. It was also noted during the hearing the Newbern would be stepping aside as first chair attorney for Taylor in the case, as he was no long in the employ of the Department of Public Advocacy. Julie Mudd, with the Capital Trial Branch of the Department was introduced as the new first chair attorney for the defense in the case.

Taylor, along with William McAllister, are charged with Murder and Robbery in the August 2013 death of Poindexter, who was found with a gunshot wound to the head in front of L Building at the Woodland Heights apartment complex.

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