Man accused of killing Big Lee bonds out of jail

Man accused of killing Big Lee bonds out of jail

JEFFERSON PARISH, LA (WVUE) - A man accused of killing Big Lee Martin has bonded out of jail, according to court documents.

Wayne Higgins was indicted with second-degree murder in the death of Big Lee Martin.

Higgins posted a property bond and commercial bond totaling $500,000 on Tuesday. He will be released Wednesday on house arrest and an ankle monitor.

According to Higgins attorney, he will be monitored 24 hours a day and only allowed to leave his family's residence under certain circumstances.

His attorney said that Higgins suffers from a variety of health problems, but none are life threatening.

Higgins was being held on a $500,000 bond. His legal team had previously sought to have his bond amount reduced to $240,000.

The requested amount was the assessed value of the home of Higgins' brother, which the family had previously attempted to post for the bond.

Higgins is accused of shooting Martin May 5 after an altercation.

According to deputies, Martin was watering outside his home when Higgins started to back out of his driveway next door.

Deputies say Martin sprayed water on Higgins' vehicle, and after an exchange of words sprayed inside the vehicle and in his face.

That's when deputies say Higgins stepped out of the vehicle with a gun, shooting and killing Martin in his own yard.

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