Billy Kissner, who has been charged with second degree murder in connection with the death of his wife, was freed on a $100,000 bond last Friday. He had been held in Delta County Jail since his arrest May 4.
At Kissner's initial court appearance on May 7, a bond hearing was scheduled for May 17. In the meantime, a stipulated agreement was reached between the district attorney's office and Kissner's defense attorney. The judge deemed a hearing was not necessary.
According to the DA's office, conditions of bond include the following: Kissner must reside with his son and daughter-in-law and he must see a behavioral health counselor at least once a month. Any firearms in his possession are to be transferred to a third party, and he is not to have access to any firearms, including his son's. A protection order prohibits contact or communication with potential witnesses.
The DA's office said Kissner is still expected to make a court appearance May 17 for other matters related to the charge.
Raelynn Kissner, 45, was found unconscious in her hot tub on Nov. 22, 2010. She was discovered by her husband, who called the ambulance. She was pronounced dead in the emergency room at Delta County Memorial Hospital.
According to the final autopsy report, there was no evidence Kissner drowned. The autopsy also details blunt force trauma which occurred shortly before her death, as well as older healing contusions. The pathologist was not able to determine a cause or manner of death.blog comments powered by Disqus