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Man accused of Hale's murder denied lower bond

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HOPKINS CO., KY (WFIE) -

Family and friends of Rodney'Bo' Hale received some relief on Monday. The man accused of murdering Hale was denied a lower jail bond in court.

The Hopkins County judge denied the defense's motion to reduce Craig Davenport's bond from $20,000 to $2,500.

Cindy Hale, Bo's wife, testified in court that she feared not only for her life, but for her family member's lives if the court granted Davenport's request for a bond reduction.

Davenport appeared via video as his council fought for the lower bond.

The Commonwealth Attorney, David Massemore, told the court that due to the violent nature of the crime, bond should stay at $20,000. He also revealed new details on the murder, saying Davenport allegedly took an ax to the back of Hale's head.  

Massemore also revealed they have a cooperating eyewitness to the crime, Jessica Settle, who authorities say has a child with Davenport.

"We've all been in the news and we've pushed because Bo deserved for us to fight for him and make sure that whoever done something bad to him be caught. Now, I just pray for the right justice for the crime," Cindy tells 14 News.

Members of Hale's family left the courtroom following the ruling with tears and arms wrapped around one another. 

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