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Rochester man charged with murder, released from custody with no bail

WHECTV
Updated: August 05, 2020 05:54 PM
Created: August 05, 2020 04:11 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — A Rochester man accused of murder has been released from custody without bail.

A County Court Judge ordered Randall Scott to remain home on electronic monitoring.

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He was charged with second-degree murder in connection to the shooting death of 31-year-old Paris Washington in a backyard on Bardin Street in June. Olajuwon Holt, 26, was also arrested and charged with second-degree murder.

Scott's attorney, Don Thompson said he made the argument Scott has a good standing when it comes to returning to face charges.

Thompson says Scott previously returned from out-of-state to face misdemeanor charges in a separate case.

The District Attorney's Office said bond was originally asked for, but ultimately not set. A move they tell us the Assistant District Attorney "strenuously" objected to.

Thompson tells us he thought not setting  bail was "an appropriate move."

The DA's Office said homicides are not affected by New York's new bail reform laws. They tell us a judge has always had the discretion to set bail in these cases.

News10NBC was told Scott will be arraigned next Friday at 10 a.m. Holt is still in jail according to records.


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