Bail for Aslin C. Nabarro, who is charged with attempted first-degree murder in the stabbing outside St. Mary's Cathedral on Friday, was set at $500,000 by Hall County Judge Philip Martin on Monday morning.
Nabarro, 41, of 243 S. Locust St. No. 3, has been released from St. Francis Medical Center, where he was initially hospitalized after police said he inflicted a deep cut to his own throat after stabbing his estranged girlfriend, Mirna B. Medina-Colocho, 33, a total of 20 times.
Nabarro appeared via video teleconference from the Hall County Jail, where he is now being held. He was also charged with use of a weapon, a knife, to commit the felony offense of attempted first-degree murder.
Martin informed Nabarro that he faced up to 50 years in prison for each of those first two charges. The minimum sentence if convicted of either of the first two charges is one year in prison.
In addition to those two charges, Nabarro was also charged with two counts of intentional child abuse.
Deputy Hall County Attorney Jon Hendricks said Nabarro followed Medina-Colocho to the parking lot of St. Mary's Cathedral and approached her at her car. He said Nabarro then stabbed her in front of two children, who were identified only by their initials in court.
Martin told Nabarro that he could be sentenced to up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine for each charge of intentional child abuse if he is convicted.
When asked, Nabarro said he could not afford to hire his own attorney. Martin said Nabarro would be represented by an attorney from the Hall County public defender's office.
After Hendricks described the crimes that Nabarro is charged with, Martin said he needed to set a high bond because of the "obviously serious" nature of all the offenses. He then set bond at $500,000, which means Nabarro must post $50,000 cash to be released from jail.
Martin said Medina-Colocho and the two minors will have a protection order because he believes Nabarro will pose a threat to them if he is released from jail. The judge said that, if Nabarro is released from jail, he is to have no contact with Medina-Colocho or the two minors.
Martin scheduled Nabarro's preliminary hearing for 2:30 p.m. on June 24. The preliminary hearing is to determine whether there is probable cause to believe that Nabarro committed the crimes with which he is charged. If there is probable cause, Nabarro's case will be sent to Hall County District Court.