FAYETTE COUNTY, IL-(Effingham Radio)- A motion to reduce bond was denied for a Vandalia man charged with attempted murder.
48-year old Gregory M. Hill made an appearance with defense attorney Thomas Lacy in Fayette County Court on Monday for a motion hearing.
During the hearing, Hill was advised of an additional second charge filed against him in April of Aggravated Domestic Battery, a Class 2 felony.
Motion for disclosure was argued as was access to the scene of the alleged crime which has been allowed for the defense with the stipulations that police have the right to be present during inspection of the crime scene.
A defense motion to reduce Hill’s bond was argued.
Hill’s bond was set at $750,000 in September 2017 and has been in custody of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office.
Hill will remain in jail until he can produce that amount after Judge Don Sheafor denied the motion to reduce bond.
Hill will make his next appearance in court next month as a pre-trial date in the matter has been set for June 1st.
Hill is charged with one count of attempted murder as information states Hill allegedly “with the intent to commit the offense of first degree murder performed a substantial step toward the commission of that offense, in that he, without lawful justification, and with the intent to kill the victim, did throw the victim to the floor and in doing so caused a spinal injury.”
The count is a Class X felony and is punishable by 6 to 30 years in prison.
Hill is also charged with one count of Aggravated Domestic Battery, a Class 2 felony which is punishable by 3-7 years in prison.