MESA, AZ - UPDATE: According to the family, officials upheld Mark Christian Honicky's bond and all release conditions.
A Valley family will fight through grief on Thursday at Maricopa County Superior Court.
The man accused of killing their loved one -- 58-year-old Mark Christian Honicky -- will be in court to see if his bond can be reduced from over $100,000 so he would be able to get out from behind bars while waiting for his trial. His charges are manslaughter and aggravated assault.
"He killed my wife," said Richard Weiland. "He shouldn't be out."
It pushed ABC15 to ask: who is responsible for keeping tabs on these types of offenders?
The family telling us, they believe it could be a mix of a lot of different things: a lack of education, the court system, probation loopholes, etc.
We asked the Maricopa County Attorney's Office about Honicky's bond being reduced. They said it is important to remember, everyone is innocent until proven guilty. They have the right to post bond and bail out of jail. But, a judge will decide how high that bond is based on severity of charges. However, no matter how high, defendants must have the right to try and pay it.
ABC15 reached out to Honicky's attorney listed to be representing him in this case on court documents. They did not respond to our request for comment.
The hearing is at 8:30 a.m. to see if Honicky's bond will be reduced.