SMH… A suspected child murderer has been set free on bond after officials determined his medical condition prevents him from being a threat to others or a flight risk.
A Brunswick man charged with murder in the death of his ex-girlfriend’s 17-month-old daughter has been set free on a $25,000 property bond.
Daryl Jones was denied bond in May, and in August, his bond amount was set at $500,000. On Tuesday, Jones was set free on the property bond, which is when a home is put up as collateral to get an inmate out of jail.
Channel 4 was told Jones was released because of his health problems. Jones receives dialysis three times a week, treatment that costs about $30,000 a year. Jones is also in desperate need of a kidney transplant.
Jones’ bond order says, “Because of his deteriorating medical condition, he’s no longer a flight risk and he poses no significant threat or danger to anyone.” The bond order says it is “no longer practical” to keep Jones in jail. Jones, charged with murder and cruelty to a child in the death of Brianna Hester, will be on house arrest at his grandmother’s home.
Jones will be allowed to see his children. He cannot speak with the victim’s family, who live less than a mile from Jones’ grandmother’s home.
Debra Hester, Brianna’s grandmother, said the district attorney didn’t notify her family that Jones’ bond had been changed. Hester said she had to find out through a family friend.
Despite the GPS monitoring device that Jones has to wear, Hester said Jones should still be in jail. Hester said Jones should be held to the standards of his charges and not the cost of his health care.
Dialysis is no joke but murder is a very serious offense — especially murder of a child. Should this man have been freed? And why wasn’t the family of the victim notified.