Judge denies bond reduction for suspect in ex-cheerleader's death

Published: Aug. 12, 2016 at 2:45 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 12, 2016 at 3:34 PM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Bradley Caraway, the Louisville man charged in the murder of former University of Louisville cheerleader Shanae Moorman, was denied a bond reduction Friday.

Investigators said Caraway was driving a car that crashed last weekend, killing Moorman. He then left the scene of that accident, investigators said.

Caraway's attorney, David Lambertus, asked the judge if Caraway could be released after posting 10 percent of the $100,000 bond, with added conditions. He suggested a home incarceration program, around-the-clock monitoring program and no driving.

The prosecution, led by Paul Richwalsky, argued against the reduction of bond for Caraway, citing former incidents the suspect has had with driving under the influence.

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Richwalsky said Caraway was charged with his first DUI in April 2007, and that he picked up his second DUI charge while he was out on bond for his first DUI in December 2013. Caraway also has a third DUI charge from October 2014.

"They couldn't do a field-sobriety test on him because he was manifestly under the influence of alcoholic beverages, extremely intoxicated, struck some landscaping, and also he ran from the scene on (one) occasion," Richwalsky said. "Officers had to hunt him down and found him hiding in some bushes before he could be apprehended on that 2013 DUI."

Caraway pleaded guilty to the 2007 and 2013 DUI charges. And although Caraway isn't facing any DUI charges regarding last week's crash, Richwalsky argued that those charges might be coming at a later date, asking the judge not to reduce his bond.

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Judge Anne Haynie recommended Caraway's bond remain at $100,000 cash or $200,000 in property. If he were to be released on bond, she recommended that he remain under surveillance at all times, as well as be subject to random drug and alcohol testing. His additional conditions include no driving and no drinking as well.

Caraway is due back in court next week for a preliminary hearing.

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