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Bond reduced for DeKalb woman accused of breaking child's arm

Published: Thursday, July 10, 2014 11:36 a.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014 11:20 p.m. CDT
Christina A. Timm, 29, was charged with aggravated battery.

SYCAMORE — A judge drastically reduced the bond of the DeKalb woman accused of breaking two bones in her 5-month-old daughter's arm – but not to an amount the woman could afford.

Christina Timm, 29, of the 300 block of Gurler Road, asked a judge to reduce her bond Thursday from $500,000 to $25,000 because her family could post 10 percent of that amount for her release.

Instead, Presiding Judge Robbin Stuckert said her bond will be lowered to $150,000, requiring Timm to post $15,000 bail in order to be released while her case is pending.

Defense attorney Robert Nolan asked the judge to put Timm on restrictive GPS monitoring, adding that there would be no threat to the children since they are currently staying with their grandmother through the custody of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.

If released, Timm would not be allowed to have any contact with children under 18 years old.

"She'll come to court," Nolan said. "I don't see why she can't be released."

Assistant State's Attorney Duke Harris pointed to the seriousness of the charges. She was charged with aggravated battery and aggravated domestic battery in connection with the July 2 incident. If convicted of the more serious charge, aggravated battery, she would face between six and 30 years in prison.

Timm is next due in court July 31.

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