EUGENE, Ore. – A Coos Bay woman says the man charged with manslaughter in her brother's death should not have been released from jail pending his trial.
The Register-Guard reports that 33-year-old Aaron Earl Curry was one of nearly 100 inmates released from Lane County Jail after the sheriff's budget was cut by about $10 million. He is wearing an ankle bracelet so jail officials can monitor his whereabouts.
Alison Cavarra's 46-year-old brother, Alan Platt, was killed May 1 during a fight at a camping area. Curry has pleaded not guilty to second-degree manslaughter. His trial is set for September.
Lane County sheriff's Sgt. Carrie Carver says Curry was released from jail based on the results a questionnaire that assess an inmate's risk to society.