Court denies bond request for Tucson murder suspect Susan Barksdale

Court denies bond request for Tucson murder suspect Susan Barksdale
(Source: Tucson Police Department)

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - A Tucson court denied Susan Barksdale’s request to modify the conditions of her release early Thursday, Sept. 26.

Barksdale appeared in court in hopes of getting her $1 million bond lowered, but the court denied that request.

Her next court appearance is a case management conference Oct. 21. Her husband Blane will have a case management conference the same day.

The Barksdales’ nephew, Brent Mallard, who pleaded guilty to an arson charge connected to the case, is scheduled for a sentencing hearing at 9 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 8.

The Barksdales were captured in northern Arizona in May after they escaped extradition from New York. The two were on the U.S. Marshals Service 15 Most Wanted List in connection to the murder of Frank Bligh, 72, who was killed in April.

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