Attorneys for Suspected Killer of Takeoff Wants $1 Million Bond Reduced to $300,000, Judge Denies Request

Attorneys for Suspected Killer of Takeoff Wants $1 Million Bond Reduced to $300,000, Judge Denies Request

Patrick Xavier Clark, the man who has been accused of killing Migos rapper, Takeoff asked to have his $1 million bond reduced but has been denied by a Houston judge.

According to ABC 13 Eyewitness News, Patrick Xavier Clark, the suspected gunman in the death of the popular recording artist had his bond reduction request denied by Judge Josh Hill. He was originally held on a $2 million bond but during Clark’s last court appearance, the judge did lower the amount to $1 million.

The attorneys for Clark expected the judge to reduce the amount and were preparing for a different decision.

“We’re very surprised by (that decision),” Letitia Quinones, Clark’s attorney stated on Wednesday.

The last appearance was done via a Zoom conference.

The original bail amount was set at $2 million, but the defense attorneys for the suspect asserted that the amount was unconstitutional because he could not afford it. After reducing the amount by 50%, Clark’s attorney still felt that amount was too much for the suspect.

“A couple of weeks ago, the judge laid out some conditions and requirements he wanted the defense to meet,” Quinones said. “We believe we’ve satisfied each one of those requirements.”

But the judge stated that Clark assured him that he would be able to pay the bond at the $1 million price tag and that there were bond companies that would help in securing do so. He denied the request to lower it to $300,000 and kept it at $1 million. Judge Hill told the attorneys that they can file an appeal where he may reduce the amount at a later date.

“We plan to take every remedy available by law for Mr. Clark,” Quinones said. “It’s the high-profile nature of this case that’s really affected the constitutional rights of Mr. Clark.”

Prosecutors told the judge that Clark was misleading the court about his financial assets. Hill requested that Clark turn in his passport as he is still considered a flight risk. He questioned why Clark is unable to post the bond amount after recorded phone calls from jail stating that he said that the $2 million was doable.

Clark has been accused and arrested for the November killing of Takeoff.

The man who has been accused and arrested for the November killing of Migos, one-third of the Atlanta hip-hop group Takeoff,  proclaimed his innocence at his first court appearance.

According to The Associated Press, the attorney for 33-year-old Clark, who is also known as DJ Pat, a local Houston DJ, said that her client was not the person who pulled the trigger.

The Houston DJ, according to ABC13 News, had applied for an emergency passport before he was arrested early this month on December 1. He reportedly had a large amount of cash when he was arrested. When he was apprehended he was in possession of the paperwork that he filed for an expedited passport and the DJ had a flight booked to fly to Mexico. 

Quinones stated that her client is innocent and to allow the system to do its part.

According to TMZ, the killing of Takeoff took place on November 1 at the 810 Billiards & Bowling Houston bowling alley. He was there with his uncle, Quavo, and fellow Migos group member to celebrate the birthday of Jas Prince on the night of the tragedy.

Patrick Xavier Clark, the man who has been accused of killing Migos rapper, Takeoff asked to have his $1 million bond reduced but has been denied by a Houston judge.

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