Residents in Benton County are upset after James Mast, the father of 4-year-old Jessica Mast who was killed after being severely beaten by her neighbors, was allowed out on a $500,000 bond.
Speaking with KY 3 TV, resident Mariah Williams says several residents have come together to support Jessica and fight for her justice.
Mast’s attorney Scott Rosenblum says the court did the right thing.
James Mast, along with his wife Mary and their neighbors Ethan Mast and Kourtney Aumen were all arrested after deputies found Jessica’s body wrapped in a blanket in her bedroom.
The child was beaten severely, submerged into a pond and left to freeze.
Investigators say the neighbors had been beating Jessica, James and Mary for several weeks because they had a “Demon” inside of them.
James is the only one of the four out on Bond and he is expected back in Court this March.