Suspect in deadly road rage shooting jailed again after bond rai - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Suspect in deadly road rage shooting jailed again after bond raised to $50K

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Danny Wilson's family members laid eyes on the man accused of killing their loved on for the first time on Wednesday.

Wilson's loved ones were extremely shaken. "It made me sick to my stomach. Very sick to my stomach," said Leaona Wolfe, Wilson's mother.

Donald Hayes, who many people know from selling hot dogs downtown, pleaded not guilty to murder Wednesday.

Police say he shot and killed Danny Wilson on Saturday in a case that involved road rage.

Hayes was in jail for less than 24 hours before posting a $10,000 bond, but was ordered back to jail Wednesday.

"We were compelled to file a motion asking a court to review the bond," said prosecutor Susan Ely.

In court, Ely called the original $10,000 bond "inappropriate."

The amount of the bond was raised after prosecutors argued it was too low. "Obviously, somebody died as a result of this, and we felt like $100,000 would have been appropriate," said prosecutor Susan Ely.

Judge Sean Delahanty, who set the $10,000 bond, was not the on-call judge or the back up to the on-call judge at the time.
Hayes' bond was raised to $50,000 and he was immediately sent back to jail.

Wilson's family members seemed happy with the increased bond set by Judge Eric Haner.

"I think justice was made this morning," said Wolf.

Kevin Glogower, Hayes' defense attorney, disagrees.

"He has absolutely no criminal history," Glogower said. "He lives in the area. He's tied to the community. As a matter of fact, we've been getting calls and messages for days supporting Don throughout the process."

Glogower also said that despite this disappointment, he is looking forward to working with LMPD and prosecutors so the facts of will come out.

Police have released few details about the incident, but say Wilson was found with a bat between his legs.

We're told the case may not move forward with the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office. That's because Leland Hulbert says his office is requesting a special prosecutor from the Attorney General's Office because so many people know Hayes and his hot dog stand.


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