Tuesday, August 14, 2012
By James Lomuscio
Thomas W. Gardner—the Massachusetts murder suspect who in November led Westport police on a five-hour, aggressive manhunt involving a high speed chase and crash before his arrest in Playhouse Square —has pleaded not guilty in a Massachusetts Superior Court and is being held without bail.
Gardner, 35, who had been incarcerated in Connecticut since his arrest and in lieu of a $1 million bond, had been transferred to the Bristol County, Massachusetts court on Friday and held in a local house of corrections until his arraignment on Monday, said Gregg Miliote, spokesman for Bristol County District Attorney Sam Sutter.
“He hadn’t been here since the day he fled,” said Miliote. “You guys have had him because it had to go through the process.
“There was no bond whatsoever because with murder, nobody would be given bail,” he added.
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