The foster father accused of leaving his 10-month-old girl in a hot car resulting in her death was released on bond sometime Saturday afternoon.
Seth Jackson's attorney Les Hulnick said Jackson bonded out of jail sometime before 5 p.m. today. Police say Jackson, 29, left Kadillak Poe-Jones in the car for two to two and a half hours July 24.
The Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett alleges Jackson had gone to his drug dealer's home and purchased marijuana on the day he left Kadillak in the car. He also says when he returned home, he consumed marijuana and was high as the girl was in the car. Bennett said in court the drug allegations were the original reason Jackson's bond was increased. But Bennett said he did not believe Jackson was a threat to others and therefore was okay with modifying his bond.
Hulnick said the marijuana allegations were news to him Friday afternoon and he planned on speaking with Jackson about them.
Jackson is charged with first-degree murder. He was originally issued a $100,000 bond which was increased to a $250,000 bond by a judge. In a bond reduction hearing on Friday, Judge Dave Dahl approved a bond modification agreed upon by both attorneys. The bond changed to a $200,000 signature bond with a $50,000 surety bond. That means Jackson could get out of jail by posting only $5,000 and going through a bail bondsman.
Hulnick told Eyewitness News Friday afternoon the $250,000 bond was ridiculous because Jackson was not a threat to others. He said he expected Jackson to be out of jail by 5 p.m. Friday and had sent Jackson's family to a bail bondsman.