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Montgomery police say they are initiating a death investigation following a shooting in north Montgomery Thursday afternoon.More >>
A man wanted for murder in North Montgomery turned himself in Friday. The victim's mother says he had threatened violence to her son before but that it didn't have to end in tragedy. She spoke to WSFA 12 News about what happened and she has a message for those who choose violence as a method to solve disputes. More >>
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A Wetumpka mother is sounding off after she says her child was abused at day care. The mother says the sad part is her toddler daughter has Down's Syndrome and can't tell her what's going on. This motherMore >>
A Wetumpka mother is sounding off after she says her child was abused at day care.More >>
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The streets of Ferguson have been peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions have been subsiding in the St. Louis suburb where unrest had erupted for several nights after a white police officer fatally...More >>
Conditions calmed this week in Ferguson after nights of sometimes violent unrest stemming from the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer. But a delicate and crucial question lingers: What happens...More >>
"As far as what we presented, we showed without any question, beyond all doubt that my client does not have the means to make a cash bond. That's unreasonable. He's presumed innocent by law," attorney Tommy Drake, said.
During Thursday's hearing Drake argued that Maynor simply could not afford the bond that was originally set.
Maynor's lawyer called the bond unconstitutional and put Maynor's wife on the stand to testify to about couple's lack of finances.
"The problem we have at this point is that nobody can make a cash bond [that high]. $141,000 is ridiculous and the district attorney was wrong in arguing against it," Drake said.
Prosecutors contended the original bond set is justified and in fact could have been higher.
"[Maynor] is a real risk. I want him in jail till we're ready to try him," Wilson Blaylock, Cullman County District Attorney, said. "There is a schedule that the state uses and if it's within that schedule then it's not unreasonable."
Court documents show that Brooks was convicted in 2002 of sexually abusing one of Maynor's relatives.