ELYRIA — A Wellington man who has been awaiting trial on murder and felonious assault charges for allegedly killing a man during a December 2013 altercation has been released on a lowered bond.
Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Miraldi agreed to lower Nick Masley’s bond to $25,000 with an ankle monitor and placed him on house arrest. Masley is slated to go on trial in April.
According to Elyria police, Masley “sucker punched” his cousin’s boyfriend, Jeffrey Brooks, because he blamed the man for his cousin’s heroin addiction.
Masley allegedly attacked Brooks outside a Delaware Court home and hit him several times. Although Brooks was able to speak to officers, he died two days later from his injuries.
Prosecutors had objected to the lowering of the bond.
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