A mother says her son couldn’t have helped kidnap and torture a Philadelphia jewelry store worker last spring because he was helping make Easter eggs at the time.
Twenty-six-year-old Basil Buie is one of three men accused of kidnapping the woman in April and using a stun gun on her at least seven times in demanding the code to the store’s safe. Authorities say the trio dumped her at a cemetery, but returned to demand the code again.
Buie’s mother testified Monday in a defense request for bail, the Inquirer reported. Prosecutors, however, argued that the defendant should be kept behind bars to protect the kidnapping victim’s safety.
The judge didn’t issue a decision Monday. He denied a similar request from a co-defendant last week.