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Husband of slain model seeks bond reduction

February 26, 2018

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The husband of an online model charged with murder in her death is asking a judge to reduce his bond.

An attorney for William Jeffrey West filed a motion Sunday claiming his $500,000 bond is excessive.

The request says the 44-year-old West poses no threat to the community and has friends and relatives who want to help pay his bail.

West is charged in the slaying of his 42-year-old wife Kathleen Dawn West. She was found dead in the street outside their home about 35 miles south of Birmingham in January.

West called herself an exhibitionist in an online profile, and she charged subscribers $15.99 a month to see revealing photos.

A court document alleges West killed the woman with a blow to the head with a liquor bottle.

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