Something is terribly wrong with a justice system that continues to let murders out on bond to walk our streets. If a defendant takes a life, he should be locked up until his trial.

In the case of 17-year-old Antoine Wimes, a judge saw fit to grant him $250,000 bond in a murder and assault case. Wimes was arrested in February 2009 and charged with the July 2008 shooting death of Obiakor Onyemaechi.

Wimes' mother put up the necessary $25,000 in cash or property to secure the bond. Judge Karen Woodson ordered Wimes to wear an ankle monitor on home confinement -- which has been proven time and time again to be a totally useless method of keeping tabs on dangerous criminals.

By 8 a.m. Monday, Wimes' mother said he cut off his ankle monitor and was out the door. She never called the police to report his absence. More than 12 hours later, Wimes and an accomplice, Donovan McCoy, 21 -- a career criminal from Michigan who had only been in Georgia for three months, were at the door of "Nikki" Neely demanding money.

Neely, who is the best friend of Wimes' sister, refused to give them any cash. Outraged, Wimes shot Neely in the face and torso. The sociopath then picked up Neely's crying 1-year-old son Javante by the ankles and swung the child "like a baseball bat" against a wall or piece of furniture.

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