denied a bail reduction request for a 16-year-old Lathrop boy accused of shooting another teenager on Mars Court in October.
Ka’ron Hudson is charged with assault with a firearm, use of a firearm in commission of a felony and an enhancement of inflicting great bodily injury.
Judge Richard Guiliani denied a request by Hudson’s family-hired attorney, Joel Carash, to reduce his client’s bail from $1 million to $150,000.
Carash told Guiliani that Hudson’s parents and a grandparent were present in the courtroom and that Hudson would stay with them if they were able to post the reduced bail that Carash proposed.
He said Hudson was not a flight risk, had no convictions and was on track to graduate from high school.
Deputy District Attorney Ron Indran said he would like the bail to remain at
$1 million because Hudson is accused of firing four or five shots into a crowd of people, striking a 17-year-old boy in the back of the right shoulder.
Indran said it was also his intention to charge Hudson with three more counts of assault with a firearm.
Guiliani denied Carash’s request, stating that his client had a disregard for public safety.
“It’s a miracle he didn’t kill anybody,” said Guiliani, who noted that Hudson could have faced multiple murder charges.
According to police, Hudson allegedly fired three to six shots into a crowd of people after two groups of men began arguing outside a sweet-16 birthday party at 3502 Mars Court, Ste. 141, at about 11 p.m. Oct. 13.
The victim was taken to Sutter Tracy Community Hospital the night of the shooting and was released a few days later, expected to make a full recovery.
Carash’s request for a case continuance was granted and scheduled at 2 p.m. Dec. 6
in Department 36 at the Stockton courthouse. Hudson remains in San Joaquin County Juvenile Hall in French Camp.
Hudson’s family members gathered outside the courtroom and declined to make a statement.
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