A judge has denied a request to reduce bail for one of the caretakers of the dogs that mauled a San Francisco woman to death.
Robert Noel´s attorney had asked for his client´s bail to be reduced from one million dollars to 20 thousand dollars. But Superior Court Judge James Warren says both Noel and Marjorie Knoller pose a flight risk, and says they could be harbored by members of the Aryan Brotherhood gang.
Warren also expressed concern over rumors that the gang had issued a contract hit on one of the prosecutors in the case.
Noel and Knoller both face involuntary manslaughter charges in the death of Diane Whipple. Knoller also faces a second degree murder charge.
Their January trial has been moved to Los Angeles because of intense news coverage in the Bay Area.