Iowa judge increases bond for teen murder suspect
CEDAR RAPIDS (AP) — An Iowa judge increased a teenage girl’s bond to $500,000 after her murder case was moved to adult court.
KCRG reports the 16-year-old girl’s bond was increased on Wednesday. Linn County Attorney Jerry Vander Sanden the change was warranted because of the severity of the crime.
The Associated Press typically doesn’t identify juveniles charged with crimes. The girl and her 19-year-old boyfriend, D. Anthony Ray Curd, have been charged with first-degree murder in the death of 22-year-old Ronald Kunkle.
Prosecutors say Kunkle was stabbed nearly 30 times during a robbery on May 18. His body was found in his apartment on June 10.