LUBBOCK, Texas — Murder defendant Derik Edmond, 23, of Lubbock made a court appearance via video on Thursday to request a lower bond. The request was granted.
Edmond would now have to post $30,000 to get out of jail whereas before his bond was set at $200,000.
An arrest warrant was not clear as to whether Edmond or Jeremiah Anthony Guerrero, 22, was the gunman in the shooting and killing of Christopher Jolly, 17, on May 4 in the 2600 block of East Baylor Street. Both were charged with murder in the Jolly case.
Edmond’s attorney petitioned the court for a lower bond on May 19 saying in part that his bond was excessive and illegal.
But moreover, the petition said “the facts of this case” would show Edmond “is not a continuing danger to society.”
On Friday, Edmond remained in the Lubbock County Detention center even though his request was granted. Guerrero remained behind bars Friday on a $200,000 bond.