Caledonia Superior Court Judge Justin Jiron has a big decision to make about whether kidnapping and attempted murder suspect Jashawn “Rico” Hunter should be released on bail.

Caledonia Superior Court Judge Justin Jiron has a big decision to make about whether kidnapping and attempted murder suspect Jashawn “Rico” Hunter should be released on bail. The judge said he will issue a written decision in a few days after considering input from Caledonia County State’s Attorney Jessica Zaleski and Hunter’s defense Attorney, Dan Sedon of Chelsea. Hunter, 34, of Bloomfield, Conn., was charged last year for allegedly kidnapping, beating and pistol-whipping a Barnet man. Hunter has also been charged by the state with trafficking illegal drugs into Vermont and was recently indicted on federal charges. Hunter has been held without bail since being arrested but Attorney Sedon has now asked the court to release his client on bail into the custody of a court-appointed custodian. State’s Attorney Zaleski, who has opposed the request, told Judge Jiron at a hearing on Friday that Hunter should not be released because he cannot be trusted and that he is a danger to the community. Zaleski also argued that Hunter continued to operate a drug trafficking business from behind bars.

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