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Audrey Cole murder trial rescheduled, bond reduced
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The murder trial of Audrey Jean Cole (Branch) was postponed for a second time and bond was modified during a hearing Dec. 6 in Carroll County Common Pleas Court.
On the day the jury trial was set to begin, Judge Michael V. Repella II granted the postponement and set a new trial date of Jan. 31, setting five days aside.
Defense Attorney Chase Mallory said the request was made due to a death in the family of Defense Attorney April Campbell.
Mallory requested bond be reduced to $50,000 with a 10 percent feature, which the judge granted, over objections from Prosecuting Attorney Steven D. Barnett.
“She’s been in jail for seven months, has been on good behavior and has been a jail trustee,” Repella said, asking for verification from adult probation officials, who verified the conduct.
Cole must wear a GPS bracelet, have no contact with the victim’s family and cannot reside in a home where guns are present. The residence where she resides must be approved prior to posting bail.
A pretrial is scheduled Jan. 6 at 1:30 p.m.
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