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Judge Denies Request To Lower Bond For Meredith Student

Posted September 18, 2004

— A Wake County judge refused a request to lower bond for one of the women charged in connection with a deadly tailgate shooting.

Rachel French, 20, of Apex, is charged with accessory after the fact to murder and is being held in the Wake County Jail on $100,000 bond.

French's lawyer argued to have her bond reduced in court Friday

The Meredith College sophomore is accused of assisting Timothy Johnson, 22, get rid of a gun and his clothes after a shooting near a North Carolina State University football game on Sept. 4.

Johnson and his brother, Tony, are each charged with two counts of first-degree murder.

Ashley Brown, 18, of Tarboro, was charged as an accessory after the fact to murder. Investigators say Brown drove Tony Johnson to a hotel and helped him secure a room.

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