ALABAMA SENATOR WANTS BOND LAW CHANGE AFTER BLANCHARD DEATH

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – An Alabama state senator says he plans to file a bill to revoke bond for more offenses in the wake of the death of a UFC heavyweight fighter’s stepdaughter.

News outlets report Cam Ward held a news conference in Montgomery on Tuesday.

He says his proposal was inspired by the case of Aniah Blanchard.

The suspect in her death was out on the maximum bond in the state’s bail schedule at the time of her death.

Defense attorneys say the proposed bill would likely be challenged in court if passed because the Eighth Amendment prohibits judges from setting exceptionally high bail amounts.

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1/16/2020 8:19:21 AM (GMT -6:00)

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