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Kenosha judge taps brakes on Chrystul Kizer's case, woman accused of killing her alleged sex trafficker

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KENOSHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A Kenosha judge is tapping the brakes on a case involving a young woman accused of killing her alleged sex trafficker. 

Nineteen-year-old Chrystul Kizer is charged with first degree intentional homicide and arson. Prosecutors say she fatally shot Randall Volar III and set his house on fire in June of 2018. 

Attorneys for Kizer have filed a motion to have the charges modified by an appeals court. 

Thursday, Feb. 6 the judge agreed to remove the start date of her trial until after the appeals court makes a ruling. The judge also reduced Kizer's bond from $1 million to $400,000. Her lawyers wanted it reduced even further.

"She doesn't pose a danger to herself or the community," said attorney Larisa Benitez-Morgan. "She's a victim of child trafficking, and her actions were not to the community as a whole, but rather as a direct result of having been trafficked as a child."

But Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley disputed the defense's argument, saying that Kizer's actions the day after the alleged murder proved otherwise.

"When the argument is 'she's no threat to the community,' I'm just going to suggest to the court that even after killing the person that the defense wants the court to believe ends her danger because it's her trafficker and she's killed her trafficker -- she is wielding a different firearm and indicating at least a willingness to kill again," Graveley said.


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