BOONE, Iowa—A Boone County District Court Judge will be deciding on bonding requests for 39-year old Alexander Fazzino, the former Boone man accused of killing his wife in January of 2012. Fazzino was taken into custody in Missouri earlier this month and has been held on $1.5 million bond. Fazzino’s attorney William Kutmus of Des Moines argued in court Monday that the bond should be lowered because Fazzino is not a flight risk. Kutmus argued that the bond is to high considering the facts of the case and Fazzino’s lack of a criminal history.
During the protracted investigation, Fazzino and his children were in Lee’s Summit, Missouri and he worked for a business owned by his father. Lowering the bond would allow Fazzino to return to Missouri to be with his children. Fazzino did not contest extradition to Iowa after being taken into custody. Boone County Attorney Dan Kolacia contested the bond reduction and sought an increase to $2 million. Kolacia had concerns about Fazzino’s plans to move back to Missouri before the trial.
A decision on the bond will be made after a review of the evidence.