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Court documents detail Nov. bail hearing for Stewart Weldon

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Western Mass News has obtained documents from Springfield Superior Court detailing Stewart Weldon’s bail hearing in November.

This comes after new information released Friday by the Springfield Police Department.

Springfield Police told us they’ve charged Weldon with 68 offenses since 2002.

While the scene has mostly cleared, the Page Boulevard investigation continues after authorities found three bodies at Weldon’s house.

Court documents detail Weldon's many charges and a recent bail hearing.

Since 2002, Weldon has been arrested at least 16 times, according to new information released by the Springfield Police Department Friday and confirmed by archived court documents dating back 16 years.

Before Weldon’s most recent arrest on May 27, he was arrested on October 14 for assault and battery on a police officer.

In November, Weldon asked for a bail reduction.

Court documents obtained by Western Mass News show that Weldon argued he was living off of $750 per month and could only afford a $150 bail.

However, the Commonwealth objected, noting Weldon’s long criminal history and flight risk.  The documents read: “allegedly fled from police and crashed then subdued by police.”

In the end, Superior Court Judge David Ricciardone reduced Weldon’s bail from $2,500 to $1,000, but imposed strict conditions, including GPS monitoring, home confinement, and a ban on his motor vehicle use.

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno has been outspoken on bail reduction, saying, "When will some of our judges realize that ‘animals’ like this have no respect for life, our courts or GPS devices.”

In the months after this most recent bail hearing, two of the three women, whose bodies were found at Weldon’s home on Page Boulevard, were reported missing to the Springfield Police Department.

A third woman found at that house, Kayla Escalante, was not reported missing.

According to an obituary, calling hours for Escalante will take place this Wednesday in Springfield.

No charges have been in this case, as police are awaiting cause of death results.

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