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Woman accused of covering up Dawson County murder out on bond

Woman accused of covering up Dawson County murder out on bond. (NTV News)

A woman accused of helping hide the body of a man murdered in Dawson County has bailed out of jail.

According to court records, Melissa Callahan paid $2,000 and bailed out of jail on Friday, after a judge approved her request to have her bond lowered.

She is charged with accessory to a felony.

Court documents say deputies with the Dawson County Sheriff's Office found the body of Jose Hernandez at a home outside of Lexington in December.

Court records say evidence collected indicates Callahan was present during the murder.

Documents also accuse her of helping to remove the body from the crime scene, and taking measures to conceal the death.

Jose Regalado-Mendez is charged with first-degree murder for the death of Hernandez and use of a firearm to commit a felony.

A pretrial hearing for Callahan is set for October 20. Until then, she must follow 11 rules plus the conditions of her bond, according to court documents. They include meeting with the probation office every Monday, not committing any crimes, staying employed and living with her mother.

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