Bail cut for Connecticut man charged in human bones theft

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WORCESTER, MASS. >> A judge has reduced the bail of a Connecticut man charged with stealing human bones from a Massachusetts cemetery.

The Telegram & Gazette reports that according to court files, 32-year-old Amador Medina's bail was reduced last week from $100,000 to $2,500.

Bail was reduced at the request of Medina's lawyer, who says the human remains found in his client's Hartford home last year have not been forensically connected to bones reportedly stolen from two mausoleums in Hope Cemetery in Worcester. Prosecutors asked that the $100,000 bail remain in place.

Medina has pleaded not guilty.

Medina is one of two Connecticut men charged in the thefts. They both told authorities they were Santeria priests. Santeria mixes Roman Catholicism with a traditional African faith and is widely practiced in the Caribbean.

Information from: Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, Mass.), http://www.telegram.com


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