WFTV reports that Cedric Harp, accused in the December 17th death of his wife Demetria, was released today on $5,000 bond.
I'd like to know why the judge who set this bond wasn't named in their report.
I'd like to know why a defendant with an extensive felony record, dating back to 1993 in Orange County, only had a $5,000 bond for this serious offense.
I'd like to know why this confessed killer isn't still in jail.
Orlando man charged in death of wife
By Alan Schmadtke and Willoughby Mariano, Orlando Sentinel
5:11 PM EST, December 17, 2009
Cedric Harp walked into the Orlando Police Department 8:30 a.m. Thursday with a confession.
Harp said he thought he'd seriously injured his wife, Orange County sheriff's spokesman Jeff Williamson said.
He did more than that. He killed her, investigators think.
Harp was arrested on a second-degree murder count in the death of his wife Demetria Harp, 35. She was found unconscious by deputies and pronounced dead at the scene by medical rescue personnel, Williamson said.
Deputies said the Harps were separating and that Cedric Harp, 33, was trying to stop his wife from leaving their home in the 1200 block of Ferndell Road
A violent argument followed and she died in the attack, Williamson said. Afterwards, he reported the attack at the Orlando police substation on Silver Star Road near Pine Hills Road.
When deputy sheriffs arrived, they woke two teens who were sleeping in the home, Williamson said.
They told detectives they were asleep and did not hear any altercation.
Harp has a lengthy arrest record that includes counts of robbery and sale or delivery of cocaine, but has been sentenced to jail time only twice, according to court records.
Finally, I'd like to know who the judge was so that we, the public, can let him or her know what we think of their decision.