D.A. files motion alleging murder defendant violated bond

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WICHITA CO. (KFDX/KJTL) — The Wichita County District Attorney’s Office has filed a motion to declare murder defendant Justin Love’s $500,000 bond insufficient, and or to require him to wear an ankle monitor while out on bond.

This comes after the district attorney conducted an investigation and alleges Love violated hours of his curfew when he got a new job and was working a shift outside those hours without court approval.

A hearing had been scheduled Friday afternoon on a motion from Love’s attorney filed November 30 to modify his bond conditions because of his new work hours.

However, that hearing has now been reset for Monday when that motion will be considered, as well as a motion by love to reappoint his old attorney and to hear the D.A.’s new motion to declare his bond insufficient.

One of Love’s conditions to be out on bond requires he remain in his grandmother’s home between 6 p.m. And 8 a.m.

The D.A. Alleges Love failed to follow this restriction from November 30 through December 3.

The D.A.’ s office sent an investigator to Love’s place of employment on Production Boulevard Thursday at 6:30 a .m. And asked to see Love, and Love was brought to the lobby.

By being outside the home before 8 a.m. The D.A. Alleges he violated the curfew conditions.

Also, on November 30, they said Love did not report to the county supervision office at 10 a.m. after calling to request he be allowed to report after his shift at 4:30 a.m.

When asked for his work hours, the D.A. said Love told the supervisor they were 8:30 a.m. To 4:30 p.m.

However, the supervisor said a check at the company showed day shift hours were 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Love was released from prison on bond in October to await his retrial in the Domanic Thrasher murder in 2015.

Love’s original conviction with a 50-year sentence was overturned on appeal.

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