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Bond conditions remain for Savannah woman accused of murder

Shanika Dunbar (Source: SCMPD) Shanika Dunbar (Source: SCMPD)
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Conditions of the bond for a Savannah woman charged with felony and malice murder will stay the same after Chatham Superior Court Judge James Bass denied a request from the attorney of the accused, Shanika Dunbar.

Dunbar is accused of killing Theron Robbins Sr. in June of 2016 and was released on bond with conditions May of 2017.  

The accused was in court attempting to get certain conditions of her bond changed, specifically conditions that bar her from having any contact with her sisters.

The prosecution made the argument that allowing Dunbar to have contact would put her too close to one of the main witnesses in the homicide case, mainly the victim's young son and Dunbar's nephew, Theron Robbins Jr.

The prosecution says that this could potentially jeopardize the integrity of the jury trial.

Dunbar's attorney said her client has obeyed the conditions of her bond since it was granted in May and asked that the court take that into consideration before making a decision.

"Now, my client is in a position where she's going to remain in this perpetual imprisonment on the outside where she's allowed to have contact with her husband, but not her sisters. It's an unreasonable restriction when it's going to stretch forward three, four or six months...however, whenever this case gets scheduled." says Kimberly Price, Dunbar's attorney

Sharon Robbins, the mother of the deceased, told WTOC in May that she was frustrated with the fact that her son's case wasn't brought to the court by police sooner, missing a deadline that potentially would have kept Dunbar behind bars until her trial.

Judge Bass ultimately denied Dunbar's request, leaving the bond conditions unchanged. The trial was supposed to start this week but was pushed back at the request of the state. 

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