Judge grants bond for woman charged in former mayor's murder

Judge grants bond for woman charged in former mayor's murder

Judge grants bond for woman charged in former mayor's murder

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by NewsChannel 36 Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on June 10, 2010 at 4:24 PM

ROCK HILL, S.C. -- A York County judge has granted bond for the woman accused of killing former York Mayor Melvin Roberts.

Julia Bright Phillips was in court Monday, requesting the bond.

On Thursday, the judge issued a written order, saying Phillips could be released from jail on $75,000 bond. It was not immediately known whether Phillips planned to post bond Thursday.

If she is released from jail, Phillips must stay confined to her home and be monitored by GPS. She is allowed to leave home for appointments with her attorneys, doctors or to attend church.

Phillips was arrested in May and charged with murder in connection with the death of Roberts, who was her boyfriend.

Roberts, 78, was killed at his home on Feb. 4. At the time, Phillips told police that Roberts was killed by a robber who had tied her up at the home and bound her with duct tape.

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