Judge lowers bond for man indicted in killing of LSU basketball star Wayde Sims
BATON ROUGE - A man accused of shooting and killing LSU athlete Wayde Sims during a fight last year received a lower bond Monday, but he will not be allowed out of jail.
It was Dyteon Simpson's first court appearance since March, when he penned an unorthodox letter to Judge Don Johnson saying he was "totally remorseful" and asking for the judge to reduce his $350,000 bond.
Simpson also claimed his family is struggling without him, specifically citing his mother, her four other children and his own child, who's less than a year old.
While the judge agreed to reduce his bond to $149,000, Simpson will not be allowed to make bail at this time.
Judge agrees to reduce Dyteon Simpson’s bond to allow him to receive program services at the prison, but will not be allowed to make bail. @WBRZ— Bess Casserleigh (@BCasserleigh) June 10, 2019
Police say Simpson shot Sims in September after the basketball player intervened in a fight between the alleged killer and one of Sims' friends. Video recorded by bystanders appeared to show Simpson firing a single shot at Sims, which officials say struck him in the face.
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