Bond has been set at $1.75 million for a 22-year-old Covington man accused of firing into a crowd last week, killing two people and wounding six others.
The bond for Jamieon Chatman was set by 22nd Judicial District Court Commissioner Daniel Foil during a hearing Monday.
A representative from the St. Tammany Parish public defender's office was present at the hearing. The Times-Picayune reports Chatman's family indicated they would like to hire private counsel. Chief Public Defender John Lindner said he would probably know by next week whether that would be the case.
Chatman is being held on two counts of second-degree murder and six counts of attempted second-degree murder after he allegedly fired a handgun into a crowd of people outside an Olde Towne bar on Dec. 26.
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