“Not Guilty” Plea Entered by Local Man Charged with 1st Degree Murder of Infant SonMarch 13th, 2012 by Joe Burgess
Bostian entered a “not guilty” plea to both charges. The court set hearing dates in April and July to hear issues dealing with the case.
$50,000 Bond Set for Local Man Charged with 1st Degree Murder in Death of Infant Son
Feb. 9, 2012
A first appearance and bond hearing was held Wednesday morning at the Ashley County Courthouse to set bond for a 27 year old Drew County Man has been charged with 1st degree murder and 1st degree battery in the death of his son last year.
Jackey M. Bostian, of HWY 35 East, was charged by the prosecuting attorney’s office, Monday. Bostian is accused of causing fatal injuries to his son, Ridley Bostian, who was less that 2 months old, during the early morning hours of February 8, 2011. The child died 8 days later at Children’s Hospital in Little Rock.
He was arrested Tuesday by Arkansas State Police.
Wednesday, Circuit Judge Sam Pope set a $50,000 bond (part commercial bond, part cash/property bond) at the hearing, where the courtroom was filled to standing room only capacity.
Bostian’s attorney Sara Hartness told the court that her client had notified law enforcement of his intent to surrender himself to the court; however deputy prosecuting attorney responded to the court that when officers arrived at the Barkada residence where he was arrested, Bostian was found standing in a dark closet with a cell phone, attempting to send a text message .
Bostian was released from jail Wednesday afternoon around 2:10 on bail.
The next hearing date in the case is set for March 12.
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