Murder suspect's bail doubled

Posted: Tuesday, November 20, 2001

KETCHIKAN (AP) -- Murder suspect Terry Simpson Jr., 19, of Klawock, has been taken back into custody for violating his conditions of release, and his bail on the murder charge has been doubled to $100,000.

Simpson and Joshua Anderson, 20, of Ketchikan, are accused of killing David Blair, also known as Steve Perry, 35, of Saxman, in an attempted robbery. Blair was found dead July 26 in Ketchikan.

Simpson was released in August to the custody of his parents, who agreed to keep a 24-hour watch on him. But in court on Thursday, District Attorney Steve West said a Klawock officer saw Simpson in Craig, out of the presence of either parent.

When Simpson was released, one of the conditions was that up to $40,000 of the bail could be forfeited if Simpson violated any of his release conditions. Superior Court Judge Michael Thompson said he would consider later whether the bail should be forfeited.



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