Romans set the girl’s bond at $300,000 with a 10 percent rule at a hearing on Aug. 29. That bond was posted last month and the girl was placed on home incarceration with an electronic monitoring device at her grandmother’s residence.
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On Sept. 29, prosecutors filed a motion requesting a review and revocation of the bond.
In that motion was an affidavit of James Ponder Jr., who said his step-mother, Heidi Ponder, received life insurance benefits of $250,000 from the death of his father.
The benefit was paid to Heidi Ponder in April 2017, Ponder Jr. said in the affidavit.
“I have knowledge that my step-mother … posted the bond for (the teen) in the amount of $30,000 out of funds from the life insurance benefit,” he said.
Ponder Jr. added the teen’s defense is also being paid by the life insurance benefits.
Romans is taking the matter under advisement, according to prosecutors.