Gary Lee Bullock, who turned 44 today, faces charges of murder with special allegations of torture and of commission of first degree burglary. Bullock is also charged with vehicle theft and attempted arson. His bail was set at $1.2 million.
Bullock was arrested Thursday near his family's Briceland home after a sheriff's sergeant contact his mother. Bullock's stepfather drove him down the road of the rural home, where they were met by sheriff's deputies who conducted a traffic stop. Officials said Bullock did not know his family was surrendering him to authorities.
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With baggy eyes and a downturned mouth, Bullock showed no emotion as Judge John T. Feeney read the list of charges, which includes first degree murder, vehicle theft and attempted arson. The murder charge includes two special allegations — first, that it was committed in commission of first-degree burglary and, second, that the murder was intentional and involved torture.
The next court date is January 15th.
Elan Firpo is the assigned prosecutor.
That may change...