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New lawyers aim to have bail be reinstated in South Buffalo homicide

The family of Rachael Wierzbicki was incensed when her alleged killer was freed on bail.

If Shane Casado's new attorneys have their way, Casado will again be out of jail.

Defense lawyers will make the application at the motion return date of July 29, defense attorney Teo X. Siguenza said during a pretrial hearing Tuesday morning before State Supreme Court Justice John L. Michalski.

Casado, 24, is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of his former girlfriend Nov. 27 outside a South Buffalo home.

Casado had been granted bail and was released from jail on March 6, over the objections of prosecutors from the Erie County District Attorney's Office, sparking outrage among family and friends of Wierzbicki. Nine days later, Michalski revoked Casado's $175,000 bond.

Wierzbicki, 22, a 2014 graduate of Orchard Park High School, was shot less than an hour after she left work at Byrd House, an Orchard Park restaurant.

The trial is scheduled for November.

Family relieved as man accused of killing Rachael Wierzbicki is returned to jail

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