Woman charged in Keene fatality denied reduced bail
Tracy Burroughs, 41, of Keene appeared in the 8th Circuit Court District Division Thursday morning in a county jail orange jumpsuit and restraints. She waived her probable cause hearing, and her attorneys asked for a reduction of the $25,000 cash bail, which the lack of has held her in the Cheshire County House of Corrections since her arrest.
After the probable cause hearing was waived, Burroughs attorneys asked that Burroughs bail be reduced to $1,000 cash bail. She would agree to not drive, consume no alcohol and to house arrest, her attorney said.
Judge Edward Burke asked where she would live if she was released on bail. The defense attorney said a relative would possibly take her in. Another attorney mentioned she could not live with her mother since she continues to live in Ioannou's Marlboro Road home.
"The charge here, judge, is the conduct after, the sheer abhorrence of the damage done. The person was left to die by the side of the road," Clouatre said.
Burke said he would take the reduction request under advisement and that perhaps a bail hearing court be held soon in Cheshire County Superior Court. He added because she waived the probable cause hearing the case is to be bound over to the Superior Court.
Burroughs' family members, who have declined to comment, attended the hearing, as did friends of Ioannou.
"They are destroyed," Clark said of Ioannou's family.
Clark said he was Ioannou's best friend, and a large community of his friends has been affected by his death.
To carry on the generous nature of Ioannou, the group of friends has started the Keon Ioannou Memorial Trust Fund at Citizen's Bank in Keene.
Donations to the fund will first go to cover Ioannou's funeral expenses, he said.
"We're going to do good things in Keon's name, as much as we can. For such a sweet, sweet guy to go in such a horrific way," Clark said. "Try to find a picture of Keon where he's not smiling. He was so generous, he did everything for everyone."