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Lower Bond Sought by Suspect in Latest Michigan City Killing

(Michigan City, IN) - A man is accused of murdering his aunt in Michigan City is asking for a reduction in his bond.  The request from 30-year-old Alontae Hood of Chicago was made during his Tuesday arraignment in LaPorte Superior Court 1.


Police say 68-year-old Doris Hull was stabbed and cut Sunday night at her home in the 300 block of North Ashland Avenue. in the city’s Eastport neighborhood.  Her nephew was charged within 24 hours, police said.


Hood could face anywhere from 45 to 65 years if convicted of the murder charge.  He’s being held in the La Porte County Jail on a $1 million cash-only bond.  The court scheduled a hearing for August 25 to decide whether to lower his bail.  The case was also scheduled for trial on November 2.


According to police, there were attempts at the scene to save the life of his aunt but her injuries were just too severe.

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