A northeast Nebraska judge has refused to lower the bond for a Fremont teen-ager accused of shooting to death his roommate.
A reduction in bond for 18-year-old Andrew Marty was denied by Dodge County Judge Kenneth Vampola in county court Tuesday.
Marty, in court on manslaughter, assault with a deadly weapon, and other charges was visibly shaken.
Those charges stem from an incident January 25th in which a firearm Marty was handling discharged, killing his roommate, 19 year old Kevin Kennebeck.
County Attorney Oliver Glass says the charges are too serious to lower the bond and that others have absconded on lesser charges.
Marty’s attorney, Leo Eskey, in arguing for a reduced bond, said the incident is a tragic accident with no anger involved, that recurrence is highly unlikely and added that Marty’s family resides in Fremont and the possibility of Marty leaving the area is minimal.
Judge Vampola, however, maintained the current bond of $250,000 and set a preliminary hearing for April 30th.
By Connie Green, KHUB