Mon, Mar 4, 2013
Fontent’s defense attorney Thomas Guilbeau told the paper “friends and supporters pledged about $630,000 in money and property to cover his bond.”
As of today Fontenot has been in jail for 23-days after being arrested February 10th on one count of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted first-degree murder after police said he shot three teenagers in a Lafayette neighborhood.
Guilbeau told the paper that after Fontenot’s bond was reduced to $700,000 last week, several family members, friends and even strangers began pooling funds together to cover the cost.
“One couple put up their house and business, and they don’t even know Mr. Fontenot,” Guilbeau said. “This case has taken on a life of its own.”
Guilbeau appeared before 15th Judicial District Court Judge Kristian Earles this morning and entered pleas of not guilty on all three counts.
Fontenot was not present in the courtroom.