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Suspected murderer of grandfather has bond reduced

Trystn Higgins, suspected in the killing of his grandfather, appeared in Spokane County Superior Court Thursday. (Will Campbell / The Spokesman-Review)
From staff reports

A man suspected of shooting and killing his grandfather in December appeared in Spokane County Superior Court on Thursday and received a reduction in his bond.

Superior Court Judge Shelley Szambelan reduced Trystn Higgins’ bond from $500,000 to $100,000 for reasons including that he has no job or source of income.

Trystn Higgins, 24, allegedly killed Gerald Higgins at the elder Higgins’ residence north of Chattaroy on Dec. 6, before fleeing in his grandfather’s car with stolen credit cards and jewelry, before police arrested him in downtown Spokane. Trystn Higgins has serious mental health issues, according to his defense attorney.