Evangelist Tony Alamo to remain in jail until trial

Judge denies Alamo request on bail

LITTLE ROCK — Evangelist Tony Alamo will remain jailed until his May trial on charges he took young girls across state lines for sex, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.

U.S. District Judge Harry F. Barnes rejected a request by Alamo’s lawyers to reconsider bond for the 74-year-old, who cited the preacher’s physical frailties and problems in helping with his defense from jail.

Barnes didn’t touch on those issues in his two-page order denying the request, instead saying Alamo should have immediately appealed a U.S. magistrate judge’s decision in October to hold him without bond pending trial. Barnes said the 10-day window to appeal the magistrate’s ruling had long since passed.

– Source / Full Story: Judge denies Alamo request on bail, AP via ArkansasOnline.com, Apr. 15, 2009 — Summarized by Religion News Blog


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