WHITE RIVER JUNCTION (AP) - A judge has ruled a Vermont man awaiting a new trial after the Supreme Court overturned his 2011 second-degree murder conviction can be released on $100,000 bail.
Kyle Bolaski of Springfield was three years into a 25-years-to-life sentence in April when the Supreme Court overturned his conviction in the 2008 shooting death of another man who was chasing him in a Chester park. The Supreme Court ruled the trial judge had given improper instructions to the jury and excluded evidence of the victim's mental health.
The Valley News reports Windsor Superior Court Judge Karen Carroll said Monday Bolaski's ties to the community and support from his father outweighs any risk of flight.
Bolaski's father, David Bolaski, said he was thrilled with the court's decision.