Manslaughter suspect released on bond - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock


Manslaughter suspect released on bond


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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The manslaughter suspect in the death of a Lubbock State School resident has bonded out of jail. NewsChannel 11 has learned that District Judge Cecil Puryear and the Lubbock County District Attorney's office lowered 38-year-old Doneil Smith's bond from $50,000 to $25,000.

Smith is accused of recklessly causing the death of a patient Michael Nicholson in June. He was indicted for manslaughter two weeks ago. 

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