Judge denies bail for Hebron man charged in Schuylerville woman’s death

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FORT EDWARD — The attorney for a man charged with allegedly murdering a 20-year-old Saratoga County woman in Washington County said Washington County Sheriff Jeffrey Murphy is spinning a “false narrative” about aspects of the case. 

Kurt Mausert, the attorney for 65-year-old Kevin D. Monahan of Hebron, didn’t elaborate further on the statement following the denial of bail for Monahan in Washington County Court Wednesday afternoon. 

Monahan, 65, of Patterson Hill Road, is accused of killing Kaylin Gillis of Schuylerville after the car she was a passenger in mistakenly pulled into his driveway late Saturday night. 

Monahan is accused of firing at the car as it went to leave the property, Murphy said at a press conference Monday. 

Murphy said that Monahan did not cooperate with police when they originally went to speak to him, but was eventually arrested. 

Murphy indicated he knows the family personally. 

Mausert argued in court Wednesday for a cash bail of $10,000 or $20,000 bond, according to a WNYT NewsChannel 13 livestream of the proceedings. 

Mausert said Monahan has ties to the community, including living there for more than 30 years, being a self-employed contractor and renovating a home in neighboring Warren County. Mausert also said Monahan didn’t have any prior convictions or ties to any other communities. 

However, Washington County First Assistant District Attorney Christian Morris argued that Monahan has been described as being “confrontational and hot-tempered.” 

“This describes a certain level of impulsiveness in his character,” he said

Morris said last week Monahan created a scene at the DMV when he was required to set an appointment. After taking photos of workers, Monahan stormed out, Morris said. 

Mausert said he plans to appeal the bail denial. 

Following the bail hearing, Gillis’ father Andrew Gillis told media that his daughter was a “victim of circumstance” and that she and the other passengers were only a half-mile from the friend’s house they were trying to find. 

“For this man to sit on his porch and fire at a car with no threat is just – it angers me so badly,” he said. “I just hope to God he dies in jail.”

Reporter Shenandoah Briere can be reached at [email protected].

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