LEE COUNTY, FL - Judge Margaret Steinbeck ruled on Tuesday that John Maatsch should not be released on bond because the safety of the community could not be guaranteed through pre-trial release monitoring.
Maatsch is accused of breaking into the Paseo neighborhood home of Tracey Marazzi and stabbing her multiple times. Marazzi survived the stabbing and was in the courtroom surrounded by nearly 30 supporters.
Maatsch's defense attorneys argued their client could be released on bond and placed under house arrest. But the prosecution argued back presenting witnesses who testified that Maatsch "may not be a good candidate for pre-trial release" due to the type of crime he is accused of.
Maatsch is scheduled to be arraigned on February 4th.