Bail, monitoring for witness in Pa. murder case
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - September 17, 2011 (WPVI) -- An eastern Pennsylvania judge has taken steps to ensure that a witness appears to testify in his brother's trial in the mistaken-identity murder of a teenager almost five years ago.
Northampton County President Judge Kimberly McFadden on Friday granted prosecutors' request to place 24-year-old Algee Macon under protective bail and electronic monitoring when he is released from prison next month after serving an aggravated assault sentence.
Macon is a key witness in the case against 26-year-old Daniel Macon, who is accused of having ordered a hit on rival drug dealers in Bethlehem in December 2006. Authorities say the gunman went to the wrong apartment and shot 15-year-old Kevin Muzila.
Algee Macon originally refused to testify at a preliminary hearing but did so last month after being threatened with contempt.
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