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Friday, August 17, 2012

Ind. Decisions - News in the in widely-watched Christine Bunch arson case

The ILB has just received this information from the office of Kristine Bunch’s lead counsel:

Kristine Bunch’s legal team this afternoon learned that her bond hearing will be on or before next Wednesday, August 22 at 4 p.m., so it appears she’ll be free next week. This came about after her legal team filed a mandamus type extraordinary motion in the Court of Appeals to set bond. Within two hours of filing, the court issued the order.
The Supreme Court denied transfer on August 8th. Today the Court of Appeals ordered:
8/17/12--HAVING REVIEWED THE MATTER, THE COURT FINDS AND ORDERS AS
FOLLOWS:
1. APPELLANT'S EMERGENCY MOTION IN AID OF APPELLATE
JURISDICTION IS GRANTED.
2. THE TRIAL COURT SHALL REINSTATE THE BOND AS HERETOFORE SET
ON OCTOBER 11, 1995, OR CONDUCT A BOND HEARING AND DETERMINE
A BOND AMOUNT, IF ANY, ON OR BEFORE WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2012,
AT 4:00 P.M. LOCAL TIME.
3. THE CLERK OF THIS COURT IS DIRECTED TO SERVE BY EMAIL A COPY
OF THIS ORDER TO ALL PARTIES, THE TRIAL COURT, THE HONORABLE
JOHN A. WESTHAFER, THE HONORABLE MATTHEW BAILEY, JUDGE PRO
TEMPORE, THE DECATUR COUNTY CLERK.
4. A COPY OF THIS ORDER SHALL BE PLACED ON THE DOCKET AN RECORD
OF JUDGMENTS IN ALL MATTERS RELATING TO THIS CAUSE.
FOR THE COURT, MARGRET G. ROBB, CHIEF JUDGE
ROBB, C.J., JJ. BAKER, BAILEY.
(ORDER REC'D 08/17/12 AT 5:01 P.M.) ENTERED ON 08/17/12 KJ
Here is a list of all ILB entries on the Bunch arson conviction.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on August 17, 2012 06:39 PM
Posted to Ind. App.Ct. Decisions