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Bail Remains at $5M for Ex-Palos Verdes High Student Connected to South L.A. Killing

The 18-year-old is said to have been in the driver’s seat of a Mercedes used as a getaway car.

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LOS ANGELES (KNX1070) - A judge has refused to reduce bail that's already been posted by a former Palos Verdes High School student face charges in a murder investigation. He's been free since posting the bond last year accused of being involved in a South L.A. gang killing.

The 18-year-old is said to have been in the driver’s seat of a Mercedes that two juveniles jumped into after one of them shot and killed a 21-year-old man back in October. 

In denying Blacknell’s request to have his client’s bail reduced to $1M from $5M, the judge in the case said :  "Potential sentences here.. multiple life terms, that can be a significant incentive to flee.." if most of that posted bail was returned. 

He also ordered Terrell to surrender his passport.

After the hearing, Cameron Terrell’s attorney Jovan Blacknell had this to say:  "Someone lost their life and it's a tragic thing and Cameron feels very bad about that situation...but certainly he wasn't responsible for it."

Terrell has denied being involved in a gang despite cell phone pictures found by police showing him flashing gang signs. 

Terrell has pleaded not guilty to all charges. Relatives of the victim were in court but declined to comment.