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Suspect in fatal hit-and-run of postal worker granted bond

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The suspect in a deadly hit-and-run made his first court appearance on Wednesday.

A Fulton County judge granted Eric Demons a $25,000 bond, and the victim's family was not pleased. Demons is facing several charges, including homicide by vehicle and hit-and-run.

Police say Demons hit and killed Cassandra Head as she walked across the street in a crosswalk on her way to work. Head was a 14-veteran of the United States Postal Service.

Last week, Head's car was in the shop and rather than catch a ride with someone, she decided to walk to work at the post office. It was before dawn, and the roads were wet when a dark-colored SUV hit her as she tried to get across Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

After the accident, police say Demons called them and said he hit someone. He offered to turn himself in, but never did. Police tracked the 40-year-old down. As Demons was led away in handcuffs, FOX 5 asked Demons if he had any words to say to the family. "I'm sorry," said Demons.

Head's family said they were disappointed by the judge's ruling.

"She has five kids, and 16 grandkids, and he left her in the street like a dog. He gets out...he gets out with no bond? Are you serious? Who does that? What kind of justice is that," said the victim's sister-in-law, Taneka Dallis.

Demon's attorney told the judge that her client is a single father of a 5-year-old who has held down a job for two and a half years, and voluntarily called police after the incident and has no history of violence.

Cassandra Head was laid to rest on Tuesday. Her family says they plan to contact the judge about his decision.

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