Jersey Shore Murder Suspect's $1.2M Bail Won't be Lowered

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    The 25-year-old Jones faces murder and weapons charges in the April 10 slaying of 28-year-old Jermaine Huntley.

    A state judge has refused to lower the bail set for a man charged in a deadly daytime shooting at the Jersey Shore earlier this year.

    During a court hearing Thursday, Monmouth County prosecutors said the $1.2 million cash bail set for Jacquil Jones of Farmingdale was proper. They called the incident a "brazen, broad daylight shooting".

    Mark Fonte, a lawyer who represented Jones at the hearing, declined comment on the judge's decision.

    The 25-year-old Jones faces murder and weapons charges in the April 10 slaying of 28-year-old Jermaine Huntley, who was shot in the back outside a home in Asbury Park.

    A motive for the shooting has not been disclosed, but prosecutors have said it did not appear to be a random incident.