Bond reduction denied for accused superintendent killer

Kareem Lane
Kareem Lane

By Kirsten Gladen - email

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A judge has denied reducing the bond for a man accused of killing a Muscogee County superintendent.

Kareem Lane's bond remains set at $750,000. Lane appeared before Superior Court Judge Frank Jordan Friday morning.

This was Lane's third bond hearing since his arrest in May --  nearly 18 years after former Muscogee County Superintendent Dr. James Burns was stabbed to death in 1992 at his home in the city's Historic District, a crime police say Lane is responsible for.

Prosecutors claim there is DNA evidence on a murder weapon that links Lane to the crime.

Stacey Jackson contests the results are preliminary and a final report has not been received by the District Attorney's Office.

During Lane's last bond hearing in September, judge Frank Jordan denied Jackson's request to have his client's bond reduced from $750,000 to $50,000. Jackson says Lane is not a flight risk, but prosecutors say he failed to appear in court two times before on traffic violations.

Lane has been an inmate in the Muscogee County Jail since his arrest this summer.

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