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Facebook teen finally getting day in court

Flanary Law Firm, PLLC

A Texas teen who’s been jailed more than four months for a Facebook comment he made during a video-game argument is finally getting a day in court that could let him go home. Justin Carter, who was 18 when he was arrested, will appear in Comal County (Texas) District Court on Tuesday, July 16, for a bond hearing, according to his lawyer, Don Flanary. Flanary told CNN he will argue to have Carter’s $500,000 bond, which his family cannot afford to cover, reduced. Flanary, who is working the case for free, met with Carter for the first time on Tuesday. He said Carter is not doing well, and his family says he has been placed on suicide watch. ”Justin is in bad shape and has suffered quite a bit of abuse while in jail,” Flanary said in an e-mail. ”We will likely bring out these issues at the bond hearing.”

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