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June 19, 2014

Cullman judge considers bond in sex offender slaying

— CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — A north Alabama judge will consider lowering the bond for a father charged with killing the man who sexually abused his daughter.

Cullman County Circuit Judge Gregory Nicholas has scheduled a hearing on the request for Thursday afternoon.

The defense says the man is being held on a cash bond totaling $141,000, which they say is unreasonable.

The father is accused of murder, attempted murder and other charges in two shootings, including one that killed 59-year-old Raymond Earl Brooks on June 8.

Brooks pleaded guilty in 2001 and served more than two years in prison for sexually abusing the man's daughter when she was in elementary school.

The Associated Press doesn't identify victims in sex crimes, and it isn't naming the father to protect the daughter's identity.

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