Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

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May 9, 2013

$5 million bond set for man charged with murder

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Kibler said Walters told police she had been outside looking for dogs that had possibly gotten loose when she heard yelling from the direction of her home.

Kibler said Walters then told police Yoder and Debany were standing outside the home when Yoder yelled that he would kill Debany.

"No you are not," Kibler quoted Walters as saying.

Walters told police Debany was not being combative at the time of the stabbing.

Kibler cited Yoder's extensive criminal history in his request to have the suspect held without bond.

"We believe he would be a danger to the community," the prosecutor said.

Kibler said Yoder has been sent to prison six times since 1980 for crimes such as burglary, theft, armed robbery, deceptive practice, aggravated battery and intimidation. Most notably, he served more than a decade in Wisconsin prisons in connection with armed robberies in 1983 and 1989.

Yoder also faces pending charges for driving under the influence of alcohol while his license was suspended or revoked for a previous DUI conviction.

Tungate ruled that Kibler would have to file a formal petition to have Yoder held without bond. In the meantime, she set bond at $5 million and told Yoder he could face anywhere from 20 years to natural life in prison if convicted.

Yoder, who said he has only been working cash jobs recently, said he could not afford a private attorney. Tungate appointed Public Defender Lupita Thompson to represent the defendant.

Tungate set Yoder's next court appearance for 10 a.m. May 16.

Bill Grimes can be reached at 217-347-7151, ext. 132, or bill.grimes@effinghamdailynews.com.

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