On Wednesday, a bond request was denied for a Defiance man who stands accused of murder.
58 year old Steven Noffsinger of Defiance was in Paulding County Court on Wednesday. Noffsinger is charged with murdering his ex-wife, Alma Noffsinger, who was 29 at the time, way back in 1981.
The case made national attention when it was featured on TNT’s “Cold Justice,” this past August after Noffsinger was taken into custoday following a long investigation.
Noffsinger is currently being held in the Putnam County Jail. His attorneys have asked that he be released on $50,000 bond, saying his risk of flight is zero. They point out the fact that he owns property, including a house, and he should be allowed to get out of jail, pending his trial, and simply be monitored with a GPS ankle bracelet.
They say it would be more cost efficient for the county to allow him to be out on bond, rather than paying for the expenses associated with transporting him to and from jail for hearings.
The defense also argued that bond should be allowed because of Noffsinger’s medical conditions.
The prosecution on Wednesday, said that the risk of flight is substantial, pointing to the fact that there have been cases where a GPS ankle bracelet has simply been cut off and the person has just disappeared.
The court, after considering both sides, declined to reduce Noffsinger’s bond, and also refused to grant a furlough from jail each week in order for his son to take him to a doctor.