HENRY COUNTY, Ala (WDHN)– A Headland woman accused of putting her son’s dead body in a freezer before moving to another county is claiming she can’t post her bail due to the high amount.
On Monday, Judge James Peterson issued a bond of $175,000 each, but Karen’s attorney, Dan Blalock, claims the bond is too steep for his client.
The defendent (Karen Halstead) is unable to raise the sufficient fund to secure her release from jail at the current bond amount. The defendent does not pose a real a present danger to others or to the public at large.Attorney Dan Blalock
Blakock filed a motion requesting that Judge Peterson hold a hearing to discuss the possibility of lowering Karen’s bail. Judge Peterson granted the motion and set the hearing for Monday, November 6.
The couple was arrested and charged after the severely decomposed corpse of their 19-year-old son, Logan Halstead, was found in an overturned freezer in what used to be the backyard of the Halstead’s home. Investigators say the body had been in the freezer since late July or early August.
Sources close to the situation tell WDHN the Halsteads had not lived in the home where the body was found for some time, and they abandoned the property after not paying rent. The landlord then sold the house to the current homeowners, who found Logan’s body while attempting to clean the property.
Logan’s body was transported to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences for an official autopsy, and the couple could face possible Murder charges depending on the outcome of the autopsy.
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