Jason Hart, the man suspected of killing his girlfriend and then dumping her remains in a tub full of acid, made his first appearance in court Wednesday afternoon.
Prosecutors asked for $1 million bond for Hart, a military veteran who was on disability and according to witnesses, had been using meth and other drugs. Superior Court Judge James Triplet found that based on the evidence presented Hart had made efforts to conceal the crime scene and it was reasonable to find probable cause for a first degree murder charge, and set his bond at $500,000.
"I'm satisfied that a $500,000 bond is necessary to try to protect the community," Triplet said.
Court documents identified the murder victim as Regan Jolley, who prosecutors said had�moved in with Hart recently. They were introduced several weeks ago and, shortly after meeting, Jolley and her mother, who suffers from dementia, moved in with Hart. He was also reportedly taking care of his father, who also lived in the home.