By Luke Brantley
Gov. Kay Ivey, State Rep. Chip Brown and Marion County State Rep. Tracy Estes and family of Aniah Blanchard gathered in Montgomery for the ceremonial signing of Aniah’s Law.
Blanchard was killed in 2019 by a man who was out on bond on charges of other violent crimes. Aniah’s Law would give judges more discretion to deny bail to those charged with violent crimes outside of just murder, such as kidnapping and rape.
According to Estes, the law has been in the works for a long time, and is finally being put on the ballot.