One day after jurors failed to reach a consensus in his murder trial, Kareem Lane could be one step closer to walking out of the Muscogee County Jail as prosecutors determine whether to retry his case.
Lane's bond was lowered this afternoon from $750,000 to $30,000, defense attorney Stacey Jackson said. Lane is charged in the 1992 fatal stabbing of then-Muscogee County School District Superintendent Jim Burns.
Jackson argued for the reduced bond Wednesday after jurors deadlocked after a third day of deliberations and Superior Court Judge Bobby Peters declared a mistrial. Prosecutors haven't said whether they plan to pursue another trial.
Jay Worrall, an attorney and friend of Lane's, said he's working with the family "to get money in their hands now so he can go home today."
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"Time is getting short though," he wrote in an e-mail, "so it might not happen until tomorrow."