Gregory Baucum is facing witness intimidation charges stemming from his son's case. Authorities say the 48-year-old Pittsburgh man sent multiple intimidating messages to a witness in January.
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Baucum's lawyer argued Thursday that since he's been jailed for the past six months, he's entitled to be released on nominal bond under the state's speedy trial rules. But a judge rejected the request, saying Baucum is a "danger to the community."
Baucum is the father of Rahmael Sal Holt, who's charged with first-degree murder in the November 2017 shooting death of New Kensington Police Officer Brian Shaw. Jury selection in Holt's trial is scheduled to start Oct. 28.
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