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Ernesto Vasquez gets bail for murder

A man who was charged with murder three years ago is receiving temporary freedom until he has his trial in court. In February, 2015 thirty year old Herbert Bodden, a mechanic, was shot and killed on Cedar Street while he was lying on the ground, repairing a vehicle. In April, 2016, twenty-two year old Ernesto Vasquez was charged with Bodden’s murder. In court today, Vasquez’ attorney, Oscar Selgado submitted that Vasquez has been on remand for three years and no date has been set for his trial. Selgado also submitted that the delay was unreasonable and it was a violation of his right to a trial within a reasonable time. The Crown, represented by Crown Counsel, Janelle Tillett, did not object to bail. Justice Herbert Lord granted bail of $40,000 with several conditions. Ernesto Vasquez must not be on the street between 8:30 p.m. and 6 a.m. until the case is over. He must not interfere with witnesses; must report to the police station every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and must attend the Supreme Court on each and every adjourned date until the case has concluded.