The attorney for a Pasco murder suspect tried Tuesday to get his bail lowered, saying he would attend future hearings and the community would not be at risk with his release.
Karla Kane Hudson, who represents Kenyatta K.E. Bridges, said $500,000 is exceptionally high considering his background and ties to the Tri-Cities, including the fact his wife and kids are here.
She proposed $50,000 bail and electronic home monitoring while Bridges awaits his May 6 trial in Franklin County Superior Court.
Bridges is charged with first-degree murder while he or an accomplice was armed with a deadly weapon, conspiracy and second-degree unlawful possession of a gun. The allegations stem from the Dec. 3 shooting of Lorenzo “Richie” Fernandez Jr. in a parking lot.
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Deputy Prosecutor Brian Hultgrenn argued that Bridges has an extensive history of failures to appear in court and is a flight risk since he’s facing 20 to 30 years in prison with a conviction.
Judge Carrie Runge denied the request to reduce the bail amount.