Bond Reduction Denied Again For Defendant In Oak Grove Murder Case


A bond reduction was denied once again Wednesday for an Oak Grove man charged with murder and several other charges in connection to the death of his 70-year-old father.

Amy Hardwood-Jackson, the attorney for Jacob Gilstrap, made the request to Judge Andrew Self, adding nothing had changed in the case since a similar denial in January. Judge Self again denied the request during Wednesday’s pre-trial conference.

click to download audioAnn Harrison, a co-defendant in the case, was granted a bond reduction last November on the condition she wears an ankle monitor.

Gilstrap and Harrison are each charged with murder, first-degree criminal abuse, and several other charges in connection to the death of Anthony Gilstrap, Sr. The charges are in connection to an investigation by Oak Grove Police that began when the elder-Gilsrap was taken to the hospital last July and was reportedly unresponsive with signs of severe neglect.

The police investigation also revealed the couple had put themselves as power of attorney over the man’s banking account and removed money from his account as well as started a life insurance policy for him.

Both attorneys told Judge Self that mediation is possible in the case with pre-trial conferences set in May to provide the court with an update

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