A man accused of killing a 2-year-old toddler bonded out of jail on Friday, a year to the day after the boy's death.
Gyasi Campbell, 24, is charged with one count of first-degree murder in the death of Kane Friess-Wylie.
Campbell's bail was reduced from $1 million to $150,000 on April 3, a decision that angered members of Kane's family and friends. To be released on bond, a defendant is required to post 10 percent of the bail amount in cash — in this case $15,000. His mother, Paula Wofford, posted the bond.
"I think it's disgusting," said Brenda Babb on Thursday at a protest outside the St. Clair County Courthouse. Babb is a longtime friend of Kane's maternal grandmother, she said. Many at the protest held signs saying "Justice for Kane."
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Kane died April 13, 2017. He suffered injuries while under the care of Campbell, who was the boyfriend of the child's mother at the time. In a March 21 letter to the court, Lindsey Friess, Kane's mother, asked the court to reduce Campbell's charges.