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Murder suspect’s $1.2M bail won’t be lowered

7-4-14

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A state judge has refused to lower the bail set for a man charged in a deadly daytime shooting at the Jersey Shore earlier this year.

During a court hearing Thursday, Monmouth County prosecutors said the $1.2 million cash bail set for Jacquil Jones of Farmingdale was proper. They called the incident a “brazen, broad daylight shooting.”

Mark Fonte, a lawyer who represented Jones at the hearing, declined comment on the judge’s decision.

The 25-year-old Jones faces murder and weapons charges in the April 10 slaying of 28-year-old Jermaine Huntley, who was shot in the back outside a home in Asbury Park.

A motive for the shooting has not been disclosed, but prosecutors have said it did not appear to be a random incident.