Judge Denies Bond Reduction for Richardson

A judge has denied a move to reduce bond for a man accused of killing two men in downtown Greenville in 2009.

Lawyers for James Richardson sought to have a $5,000,000 bond lowered, saying the man is not a flight risk, he has no history of violence, he turned himself in, and they are finding discrepancies in witness statements.

Richardson is accused of murdering Landon Blackley and Andrew Kirby on June 30, 2009 outside the Other Place night club in Greenville.

Prosecutors told Judge Russell Duke that Richardson is facing the death penalty, and that doesn't require a bond. They say Richardson does have a history of violence, saying forensic evidence connects him to a previous bar shooting.

Judge Duke decided to keep the bond at $5,000,000. Richardson's trial date is set for March.


A man accused of a high profile double murder in Greenville in 2009 is scheduled to make a court appearance today.

James Richardson is accused of murdering Landon Blackley and Andrew Kirby on June 30, 2009 outside the Other Place night club in Greenville.

The Pitt County District Attorney's Office says Richardson's attorney filed a motion for a bond hearing, which will take place today. Judge Russell Duke will preside over the hearing during which Richardson's attorney is expected to ask for a lower bond.

Richardson's trial is scheduled for March 2011.


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