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Bond lowered for man found with bag of bones

Posted November 4, 2010 11:37 a.m. EDT

— A Superior Court judge on Thursday set a $750,000 bond for a Mebane man accused of carrying a set of skeletal remains in a backpack.

Michael Charles Dorman II, 32, of 1411 Sundown Drive, is charged with murder and had been held in the Durham County jail under a $1 million bond.

Public defender Lawrence Campbell asked for a lower bond during a Thursday court hearing, and Judge Ken Titus granted the request.

Dorman was arrested in July after a friend of his told investigators that Dorman told him he had killed a prostitute in Durham two years ago and needed help disposing of her remains.

Investigators said the friend also told them that Dorman had been keeping the remains in a suitcase at his father's home.

A medical examiner identified the remains as those of Lakeia Boxley, who was reported missing in March 2008. The medical examiner determined that she died from a shotgun blast.

Durham County District Attorney Tracey Cline said Thursday that she doesn't plan to seek the death penalty in the case.