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Former WLBT meteorologist given new bond

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BRANDON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A restriction not allowing former Mississippi News Now meteorologist Eric Law to travel out of state was not included in a new bond, according to his attorney. Meaning he can live or travel out of Mississippi, as long as his bond is current and he appears for trial.

"After Mr. Law was indicted the circuit judge routinely revisits all bonds after an individual has been indicted and the judge has the authority to raise a bond amount, lower a bond amount, to impose conditions or not impose conditions," explained Madison and Rankin Counties District Attorney Michael Guest.

Law's attorney, Matt Baldridge, says Law hasn't moved out of state. 

"We're trying to wait for our day in court and in the meantime life goes on for Eric," said Baldridge. "And it's just difficult for that to go on here at the moment. So, he's kind of taking a break. He's gone to visit family and we don't know yet what changes as far as residency he will make." 

Law was indicted on four counts of sexual battery and gratification of lust, involving a 15-year-old girl.

"Obviously with the publicity that the case has received here, a lot of notoriety, everyone knows what's going on...it's difficult to find employment," explained Baldridge.

Guest says the trial is proceeding as planned but there could be some changes.

"There are also ongoing plea negotiations," said Guest. "So, there would be a possibility of a plea of guilty being entered if Mr. Law and the state can agree on a sentence that each side could accept. At this point I don't know whether or not this case will end in a plea bargain and a guilty plea by Mr. Law or whether or not the case will go to trial."

Guest says he understands the interest in the case because Law was a public figure when he was charged. However, he believes everyone deserves a fair trial.

"Our job has been to try to look at this case as we would any other," added Guest. "To try to ignore the media attention or the public's perception in this case and make sure that we can prosecute Mr. Law and that whatever sentence he receives we believe that it will be a sentence in which justice is served."

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