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CrimeYou ask, we answer: Why was bond reduced for Maleah Davis' stepfather? Will there be more charges?

15:25  14 may  2019
15:25  14 may  2019 Source:   khou.com

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You ask, we answer: Why was bond reduced for Maleah Davis' stepfather? Will there be more charges?© Provided by TEGNA Inc. Still no sign of Maleah Davis, stepdad still in jail Every time we learn something new in the Maleah Davis case, there are even more questions. The 4-year-old was reported missing Sunday, May 5. Her stepfather, Derion Vence, 26, has been arrested and charged with tampering with evidence related to a human corpse.

KHOU’s legal analyst, Gerald Treece, weighed in on some of the legal questions in the case.

1. Why was Derion Vence’s bond reduced from $1 million to $45,000?

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Gerald Treece says bond amounts should be determined based on how likely someone is to show up for court. They should not be punitive or about how serious the crime is.

Treece says the $1 million bond amount was unusually high, and if he was the defense attorney, he would have asked for it to be lowered as well.

“I’m neither surprised nor shocked the bond would be lowered, because the question is the likelihood this person appear for trial. This person isn’t going anywhere. He has law enforcement all over the country watching him,” said Treece.

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“I’m neither surprised nor shocked the bond would be lowered, because the question is the likelihood this person appear for trial. This person isn’t going anywhere. He has law enforcement all over the country watching him,” said Treece.

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Maleah Davis investigation: Police found blood in the home of her mother's fiance The man who was watching 4-year-old Maleah Davis told police he, the young girl and her brother were abducted by men who knocked him unconscious. When he awoke on the side of a road after nearly 24 hours, he said the young girl wasn't there. But court documents detailing evidence collected by investigators tell a different story from the one Derion Vence told Houston police. There's footage of him being dropped off at the hospital he said he walked to. Blood from his car matches DNA from Davis' toothbrush.

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Quanell X, a local civil rights activist and spokesman for the mother of missing 4-year-old Maleah Davis says they have new video showing the mother's ex-fiancé leaving their apartment with bleach and a garbage bag.

Attorney Thomas Burton III is representing Vence and said he intended to file a motion to lessen the bond amount, but was surprised when it was already done by a judge in Monday’s hearing.

Burton III said he has yet to receive any evidence from the state against his client, which would include surveillance video from outside the home where Maleah was last seen.

2. Will any family members be charged in Maleah’s disappearance?

Treece says people who are party to a crime are equally responsible in Texas. Although he doesn’t have firsthand knowledge of the investigation, he says charging more people is often a way to build a case against the main suspect.

“The government goes out and finds people, and works out a deal with them - especially in cases like this where they can’t find a body - to build a case based on so-called accomplices testimony. That’s what I think will happen,” he said.

Blood linked to missing 4-year-old Maleah Davis found in stepfather’s apartment, police say

Blood linked to missing 4-year-old Maleah Davis found in stepfather’s apartment, police say Investigators say they found drops of blood in the apartment of Derion Vence, the stepfather of missing 4-year-old Maleah Davis. Vence is being held on $1 million bond after being charged on Saturday with “tampering with evidence — human corpse,” according to a probable cause document filed by Harris County authorities. He’d previously told investigators that Maleah had gone missing after he was carjacked by a group of men. Her whereabouts are still unknown. Investigators now say in charging documents that they found blood in the hallway and bathroom of the home that Vence shared with Maleah’s mother, Brittany Bowens.

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3. Can Vence be charged with murder if Maleah’s body is never found?

Treece says a body is not required in order to file a murder charge. However, not finding a body makes it much harder to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that someone was killed.

“Many people ask that question. They remember some anecdotal rule that you have to have a body for a murder. It’s a hard circumstantial evidence case, but it’s not impossible under our law,” said Treece.

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