TYLER, Texas — A Smith County judge on Monday denied a Whitehouse man’s request to lower his bond on a murder charge.

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Judge Christi Kennedy of the 114th District Court denied Martin Wesley Reynolds Jr.'s petition for a writ of habeas corpus.

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His attorney, Thad Davidson, claimed in the hearing that Reynolds should be declared indigent due to his family’s limited income and his being in jail for over two years.

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