A judge in Lancaster County, Pa., Is expected to revisit the huge $ 1 million bail provided for each of several accused rebels after some of them hired private lawyers and filed petitions protesting the amount, according to a report Wednesday. .
Rural District Judge Bruce Roth said he would hold bail meetings Thursday, where each of the nine defendants has secured a lawyer, Lancaster Online reported.
“I want all the defendants to be treated equally, so I tried to get lawyers for all of them so they could all have bail meetings at the same time,” Roth said.
The cases are being revisited in response to petitions from some of the defendants who hired private attorneys, Roth told the website in an email.
The judge had set bail of $ 1
The father of Kathryn Patterson – one of the accused rebels and a Kappa Delta company sister – blew up the amount his daughter was held in prison as “vengeful” in an interview with The Post on Wednesday.
“[I’m] completely the floor. It’s really just vengeful, ”said Chip Patterson. “You want to trust the system because it is the only thing we have, and then you experience this. I understand why my daughter would protest in the first place. ”
Social justice advocates also declared the bail amount excessive. Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman went so far as to call it “constitutional.”