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Previously, Tawnney Caldwell’s defense team filed a motion asking the judge to allow their client out of jail because of COVID-19.
“The United States is in the early stages of a pandemic. COVID-19 is proving to be an extraordinarily contagious disease. These are not normal times. We are engaged in equally extraordinary and crucial efforts to contain it. Our success or failure literally may impact the lives of many in the community,” the motion says.
The defense motion says Tawnney Caldwell suffers from supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) which causes from time-to-time a rapid heartbeat.
“Generally, the heart continues to work normally, pumping blood through the body,” the motion says. “However, the effect of COVID-19 is not currently known, for obvious reasons, as the virus is new.”
U.S. Prosecutors filed a response to the motion, asking the judge to keep her in jail saying that she is a flight risk and her release would present a danger to the community.
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The order issued by Rose was restricted from the public, the clerk’s office said, so the judge’s reasoning behind the decision wasn’t immediately available.