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Decatur murder suspect’s $1M bond reinstated after calling kids

Michelle Owens (Source: WAFF) Michelle Owens (Source: WAFF)
DECATUR, AL (WAFF) -

A Morgan County judge has reinstated a murder suspect's $1 million bond a day after lowering it.

Michelle Lee Owens' bond had been lowered to $100,000 on Thursday. Morgan County District Attorney Scott Anderson said she violated her court order within a few hours by trying to contact her children.

Anderson said Owens tried to call her children from the Morgan County Jail multiple times within hours of the bail reduction. Her court order forbids her from contacting them.

Circuit Judge Glenn Thompson reinstated her original $1 million bond on Friday.

Owens is charged with the June 2016 shooting death of her husband, Lawrence Edward Owens II. She was indicted in March 2017.

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