Bond Reduction Sought For Man Accused In Quality Inn Stabbing

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The defense for a Utah man accused of killing a woman in a knife attack last year is seeking a reduction in bond.

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A bond reduction hearing for 20-year-old Bradley Fairbourn, of Draper, Utah, has been set for 1:30 p.m. on Friday, July 14th.

In the motion, filed by defense attorney Jordan Allen, the defense claims the second delay of Fairbourn’s trial has caused him to remain incarcerated for a longer period—resulting in anxiety attacks which have made it difficult for him to assist in preparing for trial.

While the trial’s continuance was requested by the defense, the motion claims this was beyond the defendant’s control. The defense requested the continuance to allow time to review new DNA evaluation technology which will be used at trial.

A hearing to determine if that DNA analysis method is admissible will be held on August 25th, and a trial date has been set for November 6th.

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In the motion, the defense asks for a bond reduction with requirements for Fairbourn to wear a tracking device which would notify the bond agency if Fairbourn is more than 25 feet outside of an approved space.

Fairbourn’s bond is currently set at $1 million cash or surety.

In August, Fairbourn pleaded not guilty to charges of Murder in the First Degree and Attempted Murder in the First Degree.

Fairbourn is accused of killing 29-year-old Naisha Rae Story and attempting to kill Linda Mara Natalia Arce at the Quality Inn in Rock Springs on June 23, 2016.

If convicted, Fairbourn faces possible punishments of life imprisonment without parole or life imprisonment, and a fine of up to $10,000 for each charge. In September, the State said they did not intend to seek the death penalty in the case.