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Judge Considers Reducing Bail for Man Accused of Murder

Judge Considers Reducing Bail for Man Accused of Murder



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(KSL News) The Deseret Morning News reports a judge might lower bail for a man accused of murder.

Edward Owens, 56, is charged in the 1980 killing of Karin Strom, who was found strangled to death in her home.

He is currently held on $125,000 bail, money his attorney says Owens' family can't come up with. The attorney says if Owens stays in jail he'll lose Social Security payments, which are his primary source of income.

The judge said he would consider reducing bail if Owens wears a sophisticated monitoring device.

Owens has pleaded not guilty to the 1980 murder of Karin Strom.

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