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New York trooper charged in child’s death free on bail

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Published: Nov. 22, 2021 at 3:43 PM EST
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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A New York state trooper is free on bail in his murder case after a police pursuit on the Thruway last year ended in the death of an 11-year-old girl.

The Times Union reported Friday that Christopher Baldner was denied bail during his Nov. 4 arraignment. But during a hearing on Friday, a state Supreme Court justice agreed to set bail after Baldner’s attorney argued that the court overstepped when Baldner was reprimanded without bail.

Baldner’s bail was set at $100,000 cash and was released on Friday.

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