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Aaron Ramsey Arraigned in Court [VIDEO]

Arraigned in Norwalk; case transferred to Stamford for May 15 hearing.

Aaron Ramsey had his bond kept at $1 million Friday afternoon during his arraignment in state Superior Court in Norwalk.

Wilton Police arrested him by warrant Thursday on charges of murder, third-degree burglary and first-degree larceny.

Dressed in light blue coveralls and not wearing shoes, Ramsey appeared before Judge Bruce P. Hudock. Judicial Marshalls brought him into the courtroom separated from the other prisoners who were being arraigned.

Throughout most of the proceeding, Ramsey showed no emotion. However, when the judge mentioned the number of media outlooks who requested to photograph the arraignment, Ramsey closed his eyes and put his head down. His face seemed to tighten a little, giving the appearance he was uncomfortable hearing that members of the news media were in the courtroom

A representative from the state Bond Commissioner's office said Ramsey is a lifelong resident of Connecticut who has two prior convictions in Connecticut for possession of marijuana and driving while his license was suspended. He said Ramsey was also convicted in New York for possession of marijuana.

He said Ramsey has no mental health or substance abuse issues.

The representative recommended Hudock keep Ramsey's bond at $1 million on the murder charge, which was the size of the bond Wilton Police set when they arrested him.

Senior Assistant State's Attorney Suzanne Vieu concurred on leaving the bond at $1 million.

Ramsey's attorney, Public Defender James Lamontagne, told Hudock his client's prior arrests did not involve violence, and he requested the bond be reduced to $250,000, which the judge declined to do.

Lamontagne said, "I think there are some mental health issues here," and requested Ramsey undergo a mental heath evaluation while in custody. Hudock ordered that Ramsey undergo such an evaluation and receive treatment if required.

Hudock placed a bond of $500 each for the burglary and larceny charges.

Hudock transferred Ramsey's case to Part A in Stamford, where serious felonies are prosecuted. Ramsey will next appear in state Superior Court in Stamford May 15.

Ellen P May 17, 2012 at 09:43 PM
And I, Madame, know that "all ways" is always spelled "always".
Chandra Johnson Greene May 17, 2012 at 09:47 PM
Some comments have been deleted from this thread. Please refrain from insulting each other and try to keep the conversation civil. Thanks!
me_b_n_me May 17, 2012 at 09:51 PM
Monday May 14th 1:34pm MAC commented and could not have said it any better. Nicely said MAC, but right to the point. I too agree with Marie that it sounds like excuses are being made for this boy.
Mike A. May 19, 2012 at 07:33 PM
Dear fellow commentators. Marie LaRose could not be further than the truth, and while her ignorant hurtful comments are certainly cause for outrage, I'm asking you to let this pathetically misinformed woman spew her words, for in time, she shall realize how misinformed she definitely is. This lady clearly is uneducated about current social issues, grossly misinformed about Aarons' situation and obviously an ignorant individual not worthy of your time. One day her bubble will burst, but until then please continue to comment with out considering her posts, as it is lowering the intellectual level of the discussion at hand. Let her march to the beat of her own drum right over a cliff, but don't let her drag you down too. Just pretend she doesn't exist when making your comments, and rack her opinions up to be about the same level as someone claiming Jerry Springer and the WWE are live events with out script... We have to understand that some peoples processing skills are as weak as Aaron happened to be mentally insane. M.A.R.
Ex Wilton Resident May 30, 2012 at 12:45 PM
This is no longer about the Ramsey case, you specifically wrote this shpeal with the intention to make one person look bad on a forum. Posting something unrelated is what we on the internet call "SPAM", so cut it out - this isn't the place for that.

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