STAMFORD, Connecticut — A Connecticut judge cited Monday's Boston Marathon explosions while refusing to lower the bail of a Stamford man detained on a bomb-making charge.
A public defender for 47-year-old Donald Saturno had asked a Stamford Superior Court judge to reduce his client's bail from $400,000 to $100,000, saying Saturno never intended to hurt anyone.
The Advocate of Stamford reports (http://bit.ly/15rhIB2 ) that Judge Richard Comerford rejected the request Thursday. He cited the Boston bombings, Saturno's mental health and the items found in Saturno's home.
Police seized a suspected pipe bomb, suspicious powders and shotguns from Saturno's home in January. Authorities say Saturno also had photos of mass murderers and white supremacist posters.
Police say Saturno told them he planned to use the explosive to break a large rock on his property.
Information from: The Advocate, http://www.stamfordadvocate.com