A Newark couple charged with the death of their 3-month-old son had their bail cut in half by a Superior Court judge.
On September 15th, Judge Ronald Wigler reduced the bail from $200,000 to $100,000 for the mother of the child, Micael Jordan, 30.
However,the judge expressed that he was concerned by how the child represents the third infant in the family to die allegedly as a result of unsafe sleeping practices.
Based on that decision, a joint request was filed to grant the same reduction for the child's father, Hakeem Lemons, 29, which was ultimately approved Oct. 13, 2015.
Lemons remains in custody at the Essex County Correctional Facility, and Jordan was released on Oct. 13th after posting bail.
Both were charged with reckless manslaughter and endangering the welfare of a child.
On August 12th, Lemons discovered the child, Jallon Lemons, unresponsive on the bed with blood on the sheets. Jordan along with three other children were also the bed.
The medical examiner determined that the initial cause of death was due to asphyxiation.