A judge refused Wednesday to lower the bail for a Seaside High School teacher accused of murdering her elderly male companion.
Visiting Judge Arjuna Saraydarian rejected a bail-reduction motion by the attorney for Lynne Nicole Feurer, 65, who was arrested by Pacific Grove police late last month.
Feurer is accused of killing Joseph Cupita, 81, at the couple’s home May 29. She has been held in jail on $1 million bail since being charged with Cupita’s death.
Defense attorney Frank Dice argued that her bail be lowered, citing her background in the community. He presented several letters from community members who said she is a good person.