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CROWN POINT — A judge on Wednesday increased the amount of bail a man must post before he can be released from jail while awaiting trial on charges alleging he murdered a 23-year-old man and attempted to murder the man's pregnant girlfriend.

Donjulian Hobson, 22, of Gary, now must post a $135,000 surety, or $13,500 cash bond, according to an order issued Wednesday by Lake Criminal Court Judge Samuel Cappas.

Hobson on Monday was granted a $50,000 bail, which would have required him to post a $50,000 surety or $5,000 cash bond.

The initial bail amount was based only on the murder charge, said Robert Varga, Hobson's defense attorney. Cappas corrected the bail amount Wednesday to reflect all three charges Hobson is facing: murder, attempted murder and unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, he said.

Lake County Deputy Prosecutor Veronica Gonzalez argued against setting bail, but asked the judge to stack the bonds on each charge if Hobson's petition was granted.

Defendants held on murder charges are not typically granted bail, unless a judge determines the presumption of guilt is not strong. Lake Criminal Court Magistrate Natalie Bokota recommended Hobson be granted bail after evidentiary hearings May 14 and 15.

Hobson is accused of shooting Antonio Adams, 23, of Gary, twice in the head and Adams' 21-year-old girlfriend once in the head July 14 in an alley behind the 700 block of Georgia Street in Gary.

Adams' mother, Latricia Adams, said Thursday the increased bail amount made little difference to her, because she didn't think Hobson should have been granted bail at all.

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"I don't understand the justice system," she said.

Latricia Adams said she's preparing for the one-year anniversary of her son's homicide in July.

"I'm just trusting God," she said. "Cause if I wasn't trusting God, I'd be crazy."

Varga said he was pleased with the judge's decision to grant Hobson bail, partly because Hobson will be better able to assist in preparing for his trial if he is not in jail.

Hobson had not posted bond as of Thursday afternoon, online court records showed.

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