Wednesday, July 18, 2012

In Connecticut, $1M bond kept for man charged in baby's death | Shaken Baby Syndrome

A request for a bond reduction in the case of the West Haven man accused in the death of a 5-month-old Ansonia boy last summer was reportedly denied Tuesday in state Superior Court in Milford.

Angel Luis Santiago, 35, of West Haven, has reportedly been held in lieu of $1 million bond since his arrest in December. He is charged with first-degree manslaughter, first-degree assault and risk of injury in connection with the death of Kyle Robinson in June 2011.

Public Defender David Egan, who reportedly represents Santiago, asked Judge Richard Arnold to reduce the bond to $250,000, the amount, Egan said, was originally set in the case.

Egan, who said Santiago has a "minimal prior record," reportedly told the judge the higher amount would be appropriate if the charge was murder, but it's not. "It's an inappropriate amount" for the Class B felony he's charged with, Egan said.

But State's Attorney Kevin Lawlor reportedly said Santiago does have "a substantial" criminal record, including drug and larceny charges in New York.

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