Bond reduction denied for man accused of killing girlfriend

By By Johnathan Manning / American Press

A judge in state district court declined to reduce the bond of a man accused of second-degree murder.

The bond of Leo Paul Thibodeaux, 54, remains set at $1 million.

The bond was originally set by Judge David Ritchie and was upheld Wednesday by Judge Kent Savoie.

Authorities allege Thibodeaux shot his girlfriend, 37-year-old Toni Marie Frabbiele, twice in the head in March 2012.

Thibodeaux reported the death as a suicide. At the time, authorities called the death suspicious but Thibodeaux wasn't arrested until September 2013.