Patrick Clark, the suspect in the murder of Takeoff, has been granted release from jail on a $1 million bond. According to ABC13, Clark was able to post bond and was released from custody in Houston on Wednesday. The bond had initially been set at $2 million, but Clark’s defense team successfully petitioned for it to be reduced to $300,000, stating that their client did not have the financial means to pay the initial amount the bond was set at.
The judge, Josh Hill, rejected the defense team’s request for a lower bond but agreed to reduce it to $1 million USD, stating that Clark had the financial means to pay that amount and that there were bail bond companies willing to provide the bond.
The lawyer for the suspect in the murder case stated that the suspect’s family was willing to put up their Houston home to bond Clark out of jail.
As part of the terms of his release, Clark was required to give up his passport and must stay at his parents’ house in Houston. He is not permitted to have any contact with Takeoff’s family. Takeoff, also known as Kirsnick Khari Ball, was shot and killed at a Houston bowling alley during a private event on November 1. He was 28 years old.
Authorities stated that the 28-year-old rap star was simply a bystander in a “lucrative” dice game in which Quavo and other men were also participating. However, an argument broke out during the game, resulting in several shots being fired.
Clark asserts his innocence, but prosecutors allege that surveillance footage shows him firing his weapon and that the bullets hit Takeoff, who was among a group of people. Clark is scheduled to appear in court again in March.
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