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New Bail Set for Maine Hermit on Burglary Charges
04/16/2013 03:41 PM ET  

Christopher Knight made his court appearance Tuesday via video as Kennebec County Superior Court Justice Nancy Mills set his bail at $25,000 cash.

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ A judge has set a new bail conditions for a man charged with stealing food, clothing and other items from lakeside camps during his 27 years of hermitic living in the woods of Maine.

Forty-seven-year-old Christopher Knight made his court appearance Tuesday via video as Kennebec County Superior Court Justice Nancy Mills set his bail at $25,000 cash.

Under an agreement with prosecutors and Knight's lawyer no third party can post Knight's bail.

Officials wanted to raise Knight's bail from $5,000 to $250,000, saying high bail would prevent people interested in the case from exploiting him.

Prosecutors say defense attorney Walter McKee will ask for a psychological evaluation for Knight, who lived in a makeshift camp in the woods in Rome for nearly three decades.


 

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