3 charged in UK student’s death want bonds reconsidered

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Nearly a year after the fatal shooting of a University of Kentucky student during a robbery, the three young men charged with murder in his death are set to ask for new bonds so they can get out of jail before trial.

The Lexington Herald-Leader (http://bit.ly/1NRvr4S ) reports that attorneys for 18-year-old Roman Gonzalez, 19-year-old Justin D. Smith and 21-year-old Efrain Diaz Jr. will argue before a judge Friday for “reasonable” bonds. The three have been in jail since April and are charged in the April 17 death of 22-year-old Jonathan Kruger, who grew up in Perrysburg, Ohio.

Diaz and Smith don’t have bonds set. Gonzalez, who was a juvenile at the time of the shooting, had bond set at $1 million in July. Smith’s attorney is asking for a $50,000 bond.


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