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Pack bond in limbo

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By Susan Sharp

On Monday the Pack brothers appeared in court to again answer questions regarding their ever changing bond situation.

Senior Assistant District Attorney Mike Ripley announced he had amended his bond revocation motion because of problems with the supporting documents filed in the case.

Referring to the title paperwork that had been filed as a guarantee in their case Ripley said it was “gibberish.”

“It is legible but unreadable,” he told the court adding that made it insufficient as an assure for the duos release. Ripley said Russell Pack and Phillip Pack’s bond should be revoked because of this.

Keith Hatfield, who is one of the attorneys representing the siblings, attempted to challenge the validity of Ripley’s argument. He noted they had turned themselves in when their bond was previously revoked and that Phillip Pack had made multiple appearances in another court on an unrelated matter.

Speaking directly to the bond, Ripley said the land, which had been promised if the two skipped town, had an appraised value of the minimum amount needed in this case. He again said the trust documents were “meaningless, gibberish.”

After a review of the file and documents in question, Criminal Court Judge Shayne Sexton gave the Packs until Friday to resolve the questions regarding the paperwork.

The pair is charged with the death of Jayne Love that occurred in 2008. Four months after her family reported her as missing two hunters discovered skeletal remains on a Campbell County Mountain. These were later identified as Love.

In December 2008, the brothers were arrested in connection with her death.

They are currently set for trial next month.

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