Judge refuses bond reduction for man accused of dismembering woman
Brandon Chittum and Patrick Chase were charged with first degree murder in Madison County. By Elizabeth Eisele
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- A judge has refused to reduce the $1 million bond for one of two men accused of killing a southwestern Illinois woman whose dismembered body was found along a river.
The (Alton) Telegraph reports Madison County Circuit Judge James Hackett on Tuesday rejected Brandon Chittum’s request to lower his bond to $500,000.
A prosecutor argued the 31-year-old from Collinsville is accused of a brutal murder and may be affiliated with the Outlaws biker gang. Chittum’s attorney countered that his client is an Army veteran who served two tours of duty in Iraq.