Lawyers for a man charged with killing his girlfriend say an attempt to up his bond is excessive and possibly unconstitutional.
In March, a judge granted a $250,000 bond to Shawn Smoot. Prosecutors charged Smoot for killing his former girlfriend and employee Brooke Morris in November 2011.
Smoot posted bond and is now free, but the state is pursuing a heftier bond.
Prosecutors want Smoot to wear a GPS ankle bracelet and move further away from Morris' family.
Smoot's lawyers responded and said Smoot has followed all the bond requirements. They said any further punishment would be excessive and possibly violate Smoot's constitutional rights.
Morris' mother, Tina Gregg, says the family worries because Smoot is free.
"I've seen the evidence and I know he'll be convicted. It's just not coming fast enough and when he was in jail, it was okay, we didn't have to worry so much, he was in jail. Now, he's not and that's a daily struggle," said Gregg.
In June 2012, Smoot failed to show up for an arraignment and was arrested in Mississippi with camping gear and a loaded gun the next day.