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$1 Million Bond For Baby-sitter

A Post Falls baby sitter accused of murdering a 3-year-old boy will stay in jail on $1 million bail, a judge ruled today. Amanda L. Skogen, 25, replied “uh, yes,” when asked if she understood the charge against her: first-degree murder, punishable by up to life in prison or the death penalty. Prosecutor Barry McHugh said Skogen is a flight risk and emphasized that while she cooperated with investigators, she didn’t confess until failing a polygraph exam. McHugh said Skogen was on her knees when she shoved Cohen Johnson “in a very violent manner, causing him to fall back and hit his head”/Meghann Cuniff, SR. More here.

Question: Is a $1 million bond appropriate in this case?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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