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Bonds reduced for corrections officers accused in Jefferson City inmate’s death

File photo of the Cole County Courthouse
File photo of the Cole County Courthouse


The bonds of four people accused in the death of an inmate at the Jefferson City Correctional Center saw their bonds reduced after a Monday hearing.

Justin Leggins, Jacob Case, Aaron Brown and Gregory Varner were all charged with second-degree accessory to assault and second-degree felony murder.  Leggings, Brown and Varner had their bonds reduced to $50,000, while Case’s was reduced to $75,000. Information for all four men was not available on the Cole County Jail’s online records on Tuesday afternoon.

Jacob Case [Cole County Jail]

Bryanne Bradshaw was charged with second-degree accessory to involuntary manslaughter. She had posted a $50,000 bond on June 24, court records say. A motion to consolidate the cases was filed on Wednesday, July 3, and a decision will be made on Friday, court records show.

Bryanne Bradshaw [Cole County Jail]

All five people are accused in the death of Othel Moore, 38.

The Missouri Justice Coalition has said Moore was excessively pepper sprayed by the JCCC Emergency Response Team before his head was covered with a hood, his body was wrapped and he was strapped to a restraint cart. The coalition said Moore was then taken to a dry cell in Housing Unit 8.

Four corrections officers were fired after an internal investigation though their names were not released at the time. The Cole County Sheriff's Department conducted the criminal investigation.

Documents of the final diagnosis of Moore’s remains obtained by ABC 17 News say the cause of death was suffocation after the contents of his stomach got into his lungs.

Moore entered prison in 2005 and was serving a 30-year sentence for domestic assault, drug possession, robbery, armed criminal action and violence to a prison inmate or employee.

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