Judge reduces bond for Monkey Junction murder suspect
NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A judge reduced the bond for the validated Hells Angel member accused of stabbing two men and fatally shooting one of them.
The New Hanover County District Attorney’s Office confirms Aaron Stephens’ bond was reduced from $4.5 million to $300,000 based on it not being a capital case.
The District Attorney’s Office asked for the bond to be set at $1 million, but the judge granted the defense attorney’s request of $300,000.
Stephens is charged with murder in the death of Terry Greenwood. The other victim, Anthony Lanza, was stabbed multiple times.
The stabbing and shooting happened March 22 on Julia Drive.
In a previous court hearing, Assistant District Attorney Dru Lewis says Stephens and Greenwood had prior altercations about Stephens’ wife. Investigators say on the night of the murder the two argued elsewhere, it then led back to Stephens’ home on Julia Drive.
Lewis said a neighbor’s security camera showed the victim’s truck driving down to a culdesac in the neighborhood, followed by Stephen’s car. That culdesac is where Greenwood and Lanza were found.
If Stephens makes bond, he will be on monitored house arrest.
According to the New Hanover County jail website, Stephens had bonded out.
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