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September 21, 2018

Maxwells Ask For Lower Bail Tuesday Morning


Lindsey, left, and Lynn Maxwell.

Lindsey, left, and Lynn Maxwell.

Lynn and Lindsey Maxwell head to Oswego County Court Tuesday morning to ask a judge to lower their bail.

The Maxwells were found guilty of four counts each of endangering the welfare of Erin Maxwell, 11, who police allege was murdered in the home by her stepbrother, Alan Jones.

When the jury’s verdict was announced late Saturday night, Palermo Town Justice Robert Wood revoked their original bail and raised it to $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond. They’ve been in the Oswego County Correctional Facility since then.

Their lawyer, Sal Lanza, filed Monday for a bail review with judge Walter Hafner.  The Maxwells do not work — Lynn lost her job when she was arrested and Lindsey was a stay-at-home father.

Jones, who is Lynn Maxwell’s son, is in jail waiting for his trial.

Bail is not punishment; it is only intended to guarantee that the suspect shows up for court.

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One Response “Maxwells Ask For Lower Bail Tuesday Morning”

  1. Sherry
    August 14, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    Stay-at-home dad? They say that like he was some sort of saint. They should stay locked up like they kept Erin.

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