VIDEO: Merritt Jr. ordered released, breaks down

Posted at 10:38 AM, Apr 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-19 13:38:36-04

The accused freeway shooter broke down in court Tuesday, as a judge ruled for him to be released with electronic monitoring.

Watch raw courtroom video in the player above.

Leslie Merritt Jr.'s bond was reduced to $0 after evidence revealed the original bullet fragments could not be confirmed to be from Merritt's gun.

DPS had originally contended ballistic evidence linked Merritt to four of the eleven freeway shootings during the summer of 2015.

During Tuesday's hearing, attorney Jason Lamm said to the judge, "He is no more the 1-10 freeway shooter than, respectfully, you are."