$10 million bond for Wilbourn, next court date set - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

$10 million bond for Wilbourn, next court date set

Tremaine Wilbourn (Source: MPD) Tremaine Wilbourn (Source: MPD)
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The man accused of shooting and killing a Memphis police officer is now behind bars on a $10 million bond. His next court date is set for August 12.

Tremaine Wilbourn, 29, a previously convicted bank robber, is charged with shooting and killing Memphis police officer Sean Bolton.

Wednesday Wilbourn made his first court appearance. It's still too early to know if he will face the death penalty.

Judge Lambert did not need to read Wilbourn his rights, explain the charge of first-degree murder or ask if he had a lawyer.

It was the first time we have heard from Wilbourn since he turned himself in to U.S. Marshals Monday. He has until August 12 to find a lawyer or he will receive a court-appointed public defender.

There was an increased presence of law enforcement outside the courtroom, but no signs of friends or family.

The short hearing ended with a brief comment from prosecutor Reggie Henderson.

"We're representing the state of Tennessee and the prosecution of Tremaine Wilbourn," Henderson said.

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