Court says murder suspect eligible for bond

A Fulton County murder defendant is entitled to bond because he was held in confinement more than 90 days before he was indicted, the Georgia Supreme Court ruled Monday.

When police came to arrest Brian Tatis on Nov. 23, he jumped from a second-story window, breaking both ankles. At Grady Memorial Hospital he was handcuffed to a bed in an area set aside for inmates. The court held that was "confinement" and because Tatis was indicted 92 days later, he is entitled to bail because defendants are eligible for bond if not indicted within 90 days of arrest.