Feathered Bastard

Debra Milke Still Has Shot at Bail, Despite Bill Montgomery's Statements

At his Wednesday press conference where he doubled-down on his support of deceitful ex-Phoenix detective Armando Saldate, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery insisted that Debra Milke, the person Saldate put on death row, would remain nonbondable pending trial.

"I want to underscore, she's not entitled to bail under the Arizona constitution," Monty told reporters. "So folks asserting she's going to be released pending trial, that's not going to happen."

See, Milke's back to being "the accused," since the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals threw out her conviction on March 14, and since Monty has decided to retry the 49 year-old.

Article II, Section 22 of the Arizona Constitution makes capital offenses nonbondable, if "the proof is evident or the presumption great" as to the accused's guilt.

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Stephen is a former staff writer and columnist at Phoenix New Times.
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