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Aniah’s Law passes a house committee

A statewide task force working to locate 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard. Auburn and Montgomery...
A statewide task force working to locate 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard. Auburn and Montgomery police have partnered with several other local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies to try and find the missing teenager from Homewood.(WBRC)
Updated: Feb. 19, 2020 at 5:21 PM CST
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Wednesday the House Judiciary Committee passed a bill named for Aniah Blanchard.

Aniah’s law would allow judges to deny bond for all violent offenses, because right now they can only deny bond in capital cases.

The man accused of killing Aniah was already facing serious offenses, but was out on bond at the time of her murder.

If the bill passes through the full House and Senate, it would appear on the ballot in November.

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