RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) - A man charged in an undercover sting
operation in Northern California that ended in gunfire has been ordered released on bond on the condition that he read and write book reports.
U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers allowed 23-year-old
Otis Mobley to be freed Monday, although she delayed an order to
allow prosecutors to appeal her decision.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that under the bond order, Mobley would be required to spend an hour reading and a half hour writing each day as he awaits trial on robbery and assault charges.
Mobley and two others are accused of arranging to sell a grenade
launcher for $1,000 to an undercover federal agent in Richmond,
Calif. Hutcherson was shot and wounded by agents during the alleged meeting.