Judge revokes man's bail

January 09, 1997


Staff Writer

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The man charged with the aggravated indecent assault of his stepdaughter will stay in jail while police investigate the girl's slaying.

Albert Reid's bond was revoked Wednesday by Franklin County Judge John Walker, who ruled that Reid violated the terms of his $10,000 bond when he moved from Biglerville to the Roselawn Motel in Chambersburg.

Police have made no arrests in the Dec. 26 killings of the girl, Deidre Moore, 14, and Reid's 36-year-old estranged wife, Carla Reid. Each were shot once in the head.


Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Wayne Sheppard, who is investigating the murders, attended the bond revocation hearing Wednesday for Reid, 48, but did not testify. Sheppard has refused to say anything about the slaying investigation.

Reid's assault trial will begin with jury selection Monday, despite Moore's death, said Franklin County District Attorney John F. Nelson. Reid is accused of sexually touching the girl, who was 11 at the time, court records said.

Reid has been in Franklin County Prison on a bond violation since the day of the murders.

During the bond review hearing, Nelson said Reid also violated the terms of his release when he had contact with Carla Reid. Nelson would not elaborate.

But according to Carla Reid's protection-from-abuse order, Reid had contacted his estranged wife almost daily after his arrest on the aggravated indecent assault charge.

Carla Reid said he had threatened to kill her and that she was afraid for her life, court records show.

On Wednesday, Albert Reid testified that he told his pretrial release officer on Dec. 18 that he planned to move to the Roselawn Motel.

Reid testified that being from Jamaica, he cannot read English and could not read the terms of his bond. The bond also said he had to notify the Franklin County District Attorney's Office and the Franklin County Clerk of Courts if he moved. The document was read to him, he said.

Reid said the district attorney's office was closed the day of his move and he did not understand that he had to notify the clerk's office.

But Carlton Smith, Reid's pretrial release officer, testified that Reid never got permission to move to the motel, as required by his bond.

Smith said he learned of Reid's move when he went to Biglerville on Dec. 26.

Albert Reid was represented at the hearing by Public Defender Robert Trambley.

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