The Frontier: Transcript Shows New Details In Past Bond Hearing For Homicide Suspect
TULSA, Oklahoma - This is an abstract version of the version written by The Frontier. You can find the full story on their website.
During a bond hearing earlier this year, days after Stanley Vernon Majors had been released from jail after allegedly running over a neighbor with his car, the prosecutor fighting to keep Majors behind bars found himself in a predicament.
Majors, charged last year with assault and battery with a deadly weapon, had just left jail after posting a “completely inadequate” $30,000 bond,” Assistant District Attorney Brett Mize told District Judge Bill LaFortune during the bond hearing.
The Frontier obtained a transcript of the May 25 hearing during which Majors’ bond was discussed.
Mize was worried that Majors, who lived next door to his alleged victim and had a long history of alleged racially-charged harassment toward the Jabara family, would return home and immediately return to his old tricks. Realizing LaFortune was determined to grant Majors bail, Mize asked the judge to raise it to $300,000 and require Majors wear an ankle monitor.
LaFortune gave the prosecutor two options: leave the bail at $30,000 with a new condition that Majors move from his home into an apartment far away from the family he allegedly tormented or have his bail upped to $60,000.
Court records appear to show Mize and Marvin Lizama, Majors’ attorney, settled on the latter. Less than three months later, Khalid Jabara was dead, shot to death last Friday on his front porch, and Majors was arrested for the alleged murder.
That revelation in the highly publicized case came Thursday after a transcript of the May 25 bond hearing was reviewed by The Frontier.
This case has garnered national attention, even getting Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to weigh in.
Friday on her official Facebook page, Clinton shared a post from Jabara’s sister, Victoria Jabara Williams, saying “Victoria, my heart breaks for you and your family over the loss of your brother Khalid. An attack like this is an attack on all of us, and we must come together to ensure that no other family loses a beloved son or daughter because of prejudice and bigotry.”
Jabara’s funeral is set for Thursday evening. Fundraisers have raised more than $15,000 to help the family with expenses.