Bail reduced for defendant in rape case


Hampshire Superior Court Judge Mary-Lou Rup, today, granted a request to lower the bail previously set at $10,000 to $2,500 for Adam Liccardi, 18, of Pittsfield, one of four defendants charged with raping a UMass student in the early morning hours of Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012.

Eastern Hampshire District Court Judge Mary Hurley had set bail for all four defendants at $10,000 along with conditions on  Oct. 22. 

Should Liccardi post bail, he will be required to meet twice weekly with a probation officer in Pittsfield, observe an 8 p.m. to 8 a.m.  curfew  at his parents' house and wear a GPS monitor, among other conditions.

Liccardi, Caleb Womack, 17; Justin King, 18 and Emmanuel Bile, 18, all of Pittsfield  pleaded not guilty to three counts of rape each, and Liccardi pleaded not guilty to an additional charge of rape in Eastern Hampshire District Court, on Monday, Oct. 22.

All are due back in Eastern Hampshire District Court on Dec. 10