Syracuse, NY — A Syracuse man awaiting trial in a homicide case is free once more after being held in jail for a week following a drunken driving cost.
Kenneth Kinsey, 35, was out of jail in late August when state police say he drunkenly led them on a chase by means of the northern suburbs earlier than crashing right into a pole within the village of Liverpool. An arraignment decide had no alternative below bail reform however to launch him on the brand new DWI cost.
However the decide in his homicide case, Stephen Dougherty, ordered Kinsey held in jail once more every week later, accusing him of not following launch guidelines that included staying out of hassle.
On Wednesday, Dougherty struck a compromise: Kinsey could be launched once more, however he’d be required to stay dwelling on digital dwelling confinement till trial, prosecutor Megan Peter stated.
The decide’s ruling got here earlier than a scheduled listening to through which prosecutors and protection attorneys deliberate to herald dueling witnesses to testify about Kinsey’s DWI arrest.
Kinsey’s household has already paid $200,000 money to the courtroom, with the promise that they’d pay $2 million if he skips trial within the homicide of Bobby Fort Jr. in June. The digital dwelling confinement is along with the bail quantity, which is technically described as $2 million partially secured bond, with 10% down (or $200,000 on this case).
Kinsey faces as much as 25 years to life in jail if convicted of Fort’s homicide on West Lafayette Avenue on the town’s South Aspect.
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