A bail reduction was denied for a local man accused of murder.
Attorneys for 21-year-old Grant Muren argued that the $2 million bail set for their client was oppressive and unreasonable, as they claimed he acted in self-defense.
DuPage County Circuit Judge, Kathryn Creswell, ruled that the bond will stand, as Muren likely has a problem with alcohol consumption and is a public threat.
Muren was charged with first-degree murder, along with arson, and concealment of a homicide in the January 22 death of Charles Clark.
The 55-year-old was strangled to death in his townhouse on Vail Court.
The victim had met Muren online through a roommate search, and had just moved in, when he was killed. The residence had been filled with natural gas from the stove, presumably in a failed attempt to conceal the crime by blowing up the home.
Muren will next appear in court on June 5 for a status hearing.
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