Bond reduction denied for Oskaloosa mother accused of killing toddler
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:49:45 GMT —
An Iowa judge has denied a reduction in bond for an Oskaloosa mother accused of killing her child.
Attorneys for Alicia Ritenour, 21, had asked the court to reduce her $500,000 bond, and according to online court records, Judge Lucy Gamon denied that request on Thursday.
KTVO checked with the Mahaska County Jail Friday morning, and a jailer told us that Ritenour hadn't posted that bond and was still in custody.
Ritenour was arrested in February after police responded to the apartment she shared with her 18-month-old daughter.
Officers found the child dead from head trauma, and Ritenour was charged with first degree murder.
Her initial bond was set at $125,000 and she posted that soon after her arrest.
A few days after her release, Ritenour's bond was raised to half a million dollars.
She was then re-arrested and is currently scheduled to face trial in November.
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