Bail set at $5M for Nebraska quadruple killing suspect
(AP) - A judge has set bail at $5 million for a man suspected of killing four people in the small northeast Nebraska town of Laurel last week.
Court records show 42-year-old Jason Jones would have to put up 10% - or $500,000 - to be released from jail while he awaits trial on four counts of first-degree murder, two counts of arson, and four weapons counts.
Police say Jones killed his neighbor, 53-year-old Michele Ebeling, early Thursday morning then went to a nearby home and killed 86-year-old Gene Twiford; his wife, 85-year-old Janet Twiford; and their 55-year-old daughter, Dana Twiford.
Police say Jones set fire to both houses, severely burning himself in the process.
He remains hospitalized in a Lincoln burn unit.
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