$3M bail for Pa. man charged in cousin's murder
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - April 22, 2012 (WPVI) -- Bail will remain at $3 million cash for a Pennsylvania man facing murder charges in the death of his cousin, a male model from New York City whose remains were found nearly two years ago in central New Jersey.
Calling the amount "oppressive," Anthony Byrd's lawyer filed a motion to his client's bail lowered. But Middlesex County prosecutors opposed the move, citing the Lancaster man's criminal record and circumstantial evidence linking him to the death.
A judge eventually agreed with prosecutors and rejected the defense motion Friday.
Byrd's charged in the death of 30-year-old Jubar "Esco" Croswell of Brooklyn.
Prosecutors haven't commented on a possible motive or say how Croswell was killed. It's believed he died a few weeks before his remains were found in a wooded area of Edison.
new jersey, middlesex county, pennsylvania, lancaster county, homicide, local/state
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