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Defense attorneys for Donald Hayes file motion to reinstate $10,000 bond

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Defense attorneys for the man accused of shooting and killing Danny Wilson in a road rage incident last weekend have filed a motion alleging an "abuse of discretion" when a judge raised his bond

Donald Hayes posted $10,000 bond just a day after he was arrested on June 21. According to the motion filed, Judge Sean Delahanty was the on-call judge who set his bond at $10,000.

However, prosecutors had alleged Delahanty was acting inappropriately, and was not on-call that night when he set Hayes' bond. His bond was raised earlier this week at the request of prosecutors and Hayes was jailed again. 

Defense attorneys claim the prosecutors' motion to reassess Hayes' bond "mischaracterized significant details of this case."

They argue that the verbal motion filed by the prosecutors was filed improperly and failed to meet the legal requirements to reassess Hayes' bond.

The defense attorney's motion includes accusations that prosecutors attacked the character and authority of Judge Delahanty, who, they argue, acted legally and appropriately. 

Hayes' lawyers argue that the commonwealth left out important details and only presented evidence that contained "inaccurate, misleading and false factual allegations."

They argue that Judge Eric Haner acknowledged Hayes was not a risk to the community, nor was he a risk to not show up for his trial when he upheld the decision to raise his bond to $50,000. They claim Judge Haner "neglected to make the appropriate analysis to modify an existing bond."

Defense attorneys are asking that Hayes' $10,000 bond be reinstated. 

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