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Janice Sapp said she and her family is in fear because the murder suspects are free Janice Sapp said she and her family is in fear because the murder suspects are free
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DECATUR, AL (WAFF) -

A murder victim's mother said her family is in fear now that two of her son's accused killers are free on bond.

Steven King, Jr. and Jameson Staten were released Wednesday night after Morgan County Judge Glenn Thompson reduced their bonds from $500,000 to $20,000.

The judge put them under restrictive supervision. That means they have to follow certain guidelines, or the judge can have them put back in jail.

The family of the victim, Glenn Blackwood, said the restriction does not give them comfort.

King, Staten and Lorin Wilson are charged with Blackwood's murder at his Decatur apartment in June, 2012.

Investigators have said Wilson was the one who pulled the trigger. He remains in jail without bond.

The other two must report to community corrections once a week. They have a curfew, they cannot contact the victim's family, they cannot contact each other, they can be randomly drug tested, and they must enroll in some sort of school or GED program. Any arrest for any reason, and they would be ordered back to jail without bond.

Blackwood's mother, Janice Sapp, said she and her family is in fear because the murder suspects are free. She said King lives just around the corner from her home.

"Last night, I covered up all my windows. I'm really concerned with him living down the road because I'm afraid he might come around, you know, because you never know. He murdered once. He might come back. That's the reason I'm so worried about it. Me and my son was both worried about it last night - me and my 15-year-old," Sapp said

Under state law, the bond range for non-capital murder is $15,000 to $75,000.

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