RALEIGH, N.C. — Nearly a year after she was arrested, a judge agreed Thursday to set bond for a 19-year-old woman charged in the high-profile murder of a mother of two.
WTVD-TV reported that Sarah Redden’s bond was set at $1 million.
Redden has agreed to cooperate with prosecutors. She had asked for bond to be set at $250,000 so she could go home to her daughter after months in jail with no bond.
But Judge Donald Stephens told her if she wanted to see her daughter, she should have thought of that before deciding to associate with bad friends.
Stephens said she would be safer in jail until she testified in the other cases and they were settled.
Redden was 18 when 30-year-old Melissa Huggins-Jones was found beaten to death on May 14, 2013 at her apartment in Raleigh’s North Hills community. The mother of two’s 8-year-old daughter discovered her body.
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