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Bond slashed for man accused in boy's hit-and-run death

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NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - A judge on Tuesday agreed to lower the bond for a man accused in the hit-and-run death of a 6-year-old boy.

The boy's family says the judge is sending the wrong message.

"I'm concerned because now other people's children are now back at risk," said the victim's grandfather, Lloyd Goeloe.

On Feb. 3, 6-year-old Shaud Wilson and his 9-year-old sister were crossing Paris Avenue in Gentilly trying to get to their school bus stop, when 22-year-old Arthur Toledano struck them both, then sped away.

Police found Toledano and his damaged car six hours later. He has been in jail ever since.

On Tuesday, his attorney argued that he's not a flight risk and has had no prior arrests for violent offenses.

Judge Harry Cantrell agreed to lower Toledano's bond from $275,000 to $175,000.

 

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