Jan 2 2007
This bill is named after Caitlin Elizabeth Wooten.
She was a victim of murder in Oklahoma by an assailant released on bond even though he had been charged with kidnapping. We want to ensure that criminals caught in the act of kidnapping, pointing a weapon and threatening to kill another person would be presumed to be a danger or prove that they can be released to the community or denied bond. It conforms the code with the State Constitution by allowing a judge to deny bail to a person charged with a violent offense after considering the weight of the evidence and the nature and circumstances of the offense. Also, this bill defines kidnapping as a violent crime.http://www.scstatehouse.net/sess117_2007-2008/bills/86.htm