July 13, Afternoon Update

Roughly 40 people showed up this morning at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice (sic) to lend solidarity, inside and outside the courthouse.

Lucka and Antonio have a new lawyer, although he was unable to be in court with them today because he had to be in court for another client. To the best of our understanding, the lawyer needs to file an appearance and then needs to be in touch with the court by next Wednesday, July 20 at 9 a.m.

Depending on the appearance that the lawyer will file, we may need to be back at court on July 20 at 9 a.m. Stay tuned.

MAJOR DEVELOPMENT: Yesterday, on Tuesday, July 12, eight felony charges were filed against Lucka and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Initially today in court, the prosecutor wanted to take Lucka immediately into custody. Due to his lawyer not being there, though, the judge delayed that from happening, but now Lucka has to turn himself in at Mound Road either tomorrow (Thursday) or Friday morning. He is consulting with his lawyer about which day to do it. The idea would be that if he goes early enough (4 a.m.), then he would likely go before a judge that day and have the possibility of being released on bail the same day. Lucka will let us know what he decides, and we’ll update you as soon as possible.

PLEASE DONATE: We are in immediate need of funds in case a significant bail is set this week for Lucka. Please donate generously and encourage others to do so. We passed the hat at our court support today and raised about $320, but that’s just a start!

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