Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Judge Denies $500,000 Bond Reduction in 2006 Topeka Cold-Case Murder Involving a 2-Year-Old

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Judge Denies $500,000 Bond Reduction in 2006 Topeka Cold-Case Murder Involving a 2-Year-Old

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A Shawnee County District Court judge denied a defense motion Wednesday to lower the $500,000 bond of a 31-year-old man charged with the slaying of a 2-year-old Topeka boy in 2006.

Through his attorney, Johnathan Davion Mango, of Florissant, Mo., had asked District Judge Cheryl Rios to lower his bond to $200,000 cash or professional surety, or perhaps to a cash deposit bond, which wouldn't require paying a bonding company a $20,000 fee.

As a condition of his release, Mango was to live with his parents, John and Irene Elaine Mango, pastors of the Universal King Ministries in Florissant, Mo., a St. Louis suburb.

The slaying victim, Eli Clemens, was killed in March 2006. The child was the son of Mango's then-girlfriend but wasn't his son. Mango is charged with first-degree murder in the child's death. …

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