An Allegheny County Common Pleas judge deferred a bond hearing Friday for a Wilkinsburg man whose rape and kidnapping charges were reinstated this week by the state Supreme Court.
The high court ruled Wednesday that David L. Bradford, 32, will face trial stemming from allegations that he abducted a woman at knifepoint and raped her in September 2008. The district attorney's office moved to have Mr. Bradford's bond revoked before Judge Jeffrey A. Manning Friday afternoon, but the judge referred the matter to Judge Randal Todd because the case originated with him.
Mr. Bradford will remain out of jail at least until his next bond hearing.
Following his arrest, Mr. Bradford sat in the Allegheny County Jail for more than a year without trial because of a paperwork mishap, prompting Judge Todd to dismiss his case under a court rule that mandates a defendant be brought to trial within 365 days of an arrest.
The commonwealth appealed and the state's high court overturned Judge Todd's ruling Wednesday, reinstating the charges.
First Published June 2, 2012 12:00 AM