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Bond revoked, Michigan killer back in jail

A man who served a term in juvenile prison after being convicted of murder at age 11 was sent back to jail Wednesday for violating terms of his bail in a drug case.
Man Convicted Of Murder At 11 Released From Prison After 10 Years
Nathaniel Abraham walks out of a courtroom at the Oakland County Courthouse after being released from prison on January 18, 2007 in Pontiac, Michigan.  Abraham was sentenced as juvenile and served ten years at a juvenile detention facility. He now awaits trial on different charges. Bill Pugliano / Getty Images
/ Source: The Associated Press

A man who served a term in juvenile prison after being convicted of murder at age 11 was sent back to jail Wednesday for violating terms of his bail in a drug case.

Prosecutors said Nathaniel Abraham, now 22, had left his mother's house for extended periods without permission.

"You cannot be trusted," Oakland County Circuit Judge Daniel O'Brien said as he revoked Abraham's bond and sent him to the county jail.

Abraham is awaiting trial on charges of possessing 254 Ecstasy tablets with intent to deliver, a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison. He also faces a misdemeanor count of using a suspended driver's license.

Defense attorney Byron Pitts said Abraham was disappointed with the jail order but added: "He's a strong young man."

Prosecutor Beth Hand, told the judge that Abraham left his mother's home for several hours Friday and missed an alcohol test the next day.

Abraham told authorities that he "needed to get out and get exercise," Hand said.

Abraham was convicted of second-degree murder in 1997, when he was 11, for the killing of an 18-year-old man in Pontiac. He was sentenced as a juvenile and was released in January 2007.

His next court date in the drug case is Sept. 22.