McCaffery and Reeves in court today, bail set
At a hearing today in Grand County court, the man and woman suspected of tampering with a murder-suicide scene appeared on video to be seen only by the Grand County Judge Ben McClelland.
Kimberly Mae McCaffery, 35, was advised that she could be charged with the crimes of tampering with physical evidence, criminal possession of a financial device, first degree criminal trespass and abuse of a corpse.
Her bond was set at $100,000. The prosecutor asked the judge to keep the bond high due to the heinous nature of the crime and because McCaffery has an outstanding court case. Additionally, she has two arrest warrants out, one in Eagle County and one in Routt County. McCaffery said she wasn’t aware of the one in Routt County.
McCaffery was also issued a restraining order that forbids contact with Jerod Morris Reeves. She requested a public defender and Judge McClelland stated she must apply for one by 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12.
Reeves, 29, was also advised about pending charges including tampering with physical evidence, criminal possession of a financial device, first degree criminal trespass and abuse of a corpse. Prosecutors asked for a $250,000 bond due to Reeves’ criminal history including a kidnaping charge in August 2001, a June 2002 contempt of court charge, a methamphetamine charge with McCaffery, and a bail bond violation.
Reeves requested his bond to be lowered since he gave a full statement to the FBI. He stated that he wanted to take care of the charges. Judge McClelland pointed out that Reeves left the state in spite of a pending jury trial. Reeves replied that he left because he was scared and is ready to face this, and get his life on track. McClelland set the bond at $150,000.
Reeves also has the same terms of the restraining order and will need to apply for representation by the public defender.
The affidavit for the arrest warrant is still sealed, according to the court officials. The affidavit normally contains details about why there is probable cause to justify an arrest. Prosecutors have three days to formalize charges.
Check this website Tuesday afternoon Jan. 10 to read the jailhouse interview with Reeves and McCaffery from Monday afternoon.
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