Judge sets $1.5 million bail for California jail guards

Sep 19, 2015 1:06 PM by News Staff

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - A judge set bail at $1.5 million each for the three jail guards accused of beating to death a Northern California inmate under their guard.

The San Jose Mercury News reported Friday that a judge rejected requests for significantly lower bail amounts. Prosecutors had demanded the three Santa Clara County jail guards be held without bail.

The judge cited the three men's strong ties to the community in setting bail.

The three guards were arrested earlier this month after 31-year-old Michael Tyree was found beaten to death his cell shortly after midnight Aug. 27.

The guards Jereh Lubrin, Rafael Rodriguez and Matthew Farris have not entered pleas. They are being held in Alameda County jail on murder charges.

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