I am very sure if a black man were arrested for killing three white people, there would be no judge on earth that would let him out on bond.
This is America, though, where if you are white and accused of a triple murder, you can roam free like you did nothing.
I am not surprised that he could continue his life as if nothing had happened.
Accused triple killer Caden Smith turned 18 last Wednesday morning and celebrated with a female friend in her brother’s house, where Indy police detectives served a search warrant and claimed they found marijuana, ammunition and four guns.
Smith was out on bond at the time, wearing a GPS monitor on his ankle, and free pending trial because his attorney convinced a judge the search warrant linking him to the murder weapon was deficient. She threw out the evidence, the prosecutor appealed and now a higher court will need to rule.
The teenager is now back inside the Marion County Adult Detention Center and facing a Wednesday hearing and charges of dealing marijuana, visiting a common nuisance, invasion of privacy and violating his pre-trial release conditions.
The mother of one of Smith’s alleged victims said she expected the accused killer would soon be back in jail after his release last month.
“I’m not surprised. This is what I expected because Caden Smith is clearly a criminal,” said Gladys Larsen whose son, Michael James, Jr., 22, was found shot to death in a secluded area near the 4400 block of South Meridian Street. “He is definitely someone who should remain in the Marion County jail.”
IMPD homicide detectives charge that James, Joseph Thomas, 18, and Abdullah Mubarak, 17, were killed over the course of two nights in October of 2021 as they met with Smith to look at or buy a gun.
Investigators said they later found that gun in a search of the relative’s home where Smith was staying on West Thompson Road, across I-465 from the murder scenes.
Gladys Larsen recently spent her second birthday and Thanksgiving without her son, and thinks Smith is to blame.
“He was actually released on GPS to go home with his family for the holidays and my son Michael James, Joseph Thomas and Abdullah Mubarak are no longer here, and Caden Smith decides to go on his birthday and hang out somewhere where there are guns and drugs so, yes, he is definitely someone who should remain in the Marion County jail.”
The justice system isn’t just for everyone.
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