- Feb 25, 2013
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Kent Mawhinney, a defendant in the death and disappearance of New Canaan resident...
Mawhinney appeared in state Superior Court in Stamford Monday on motions submitted by his attorney, Jeffrey Kestenband, to modify the conditions of his release.
Kestenband argued Mawhinney had been compliant with the conditions of his house arrest since it was imposed five months ago, when his client was released after posting a $246,000 bond on Dec. 15.
“There have not been any problems even with him leaving the house without permission or any problems with him charging the electronic monitoring bracelet, that is still on and we are not asking to have removed today,” Kestenband said.
Supervisory State’s Attorney Michelle Manning did not object to house arrest being lifted. The state’s main concern, she said, is that GPS monitoring continue for Mawhinney, “particularly in light of events last fall.”
In October, Mawhinney was taken back into custody on a $1.5 million bond after a judge ruled that he had tampered with his mandated electronic monitoring device.
Judge Gary White later lowered Mawhinney’s bond back to $246,000 in December. Mawhinney eventually posted that bond and was placed on house arrest.
At Monday’s hearing, White ruled that Mawhinney would no longer need to serve house arrest. White also approved a request from Mawhinney to travel to Massachusetts on May 16 for a family-related event.