Suspect in slaying released on bail

DOVER, Del. - The man charged in a fatal Delaware State University shooting was released on bail last week, according to the state Attorney General's Office.

An attorney for Loyer Braden, a former Delaware State student charged in the shooting death of a fellow student, requested bail modification at a hearing last Friday, Attorney General's Office spokesman Jason Miller said.

Braden, 18, of East Orange, N.J., was charged with second-degree murder after 17-year-old Shalita Middleton of Washington died of gunshot wounds in October, a little more than a month after the shootings. Another student was wounded in an ankle by gunfire.

Braden has pleaded not guilty.

Braden had failed to post $192,000 cash bail, an amount that more than doubled after Middleton died. However, Superior Court Judge Robert Young modified bail last week from cash to secured, meaning Braden needed to post a percentage of that amount.

He was released last Friday night.