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Bond, order to leave county for Heidt widow
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The widow of a slain Effingham County man facing charges related to his case has been granted bond.

Robin Heidt, 35, had been charged with intimidating a witness and was arrested Feb. 2. Her late husband Carey Heidt and his father Philip Heidt were shot and killed in Philip Heidt’s home in August 2008.

Craig Heidt, Carey Heidt’s brother, has been charged with two counts of murder in the deaths of his brother and father.
He also faces an aggravated assault charge in the case, as his mother Linda Heidt was severely wounded in the attack. He was arrested in May 2009.

Robin Heidt was granted a $15,000 bond Thursday morning in Effingham County Superior Court by Judge John Turner. As part of the bond, she has to move to Charleston, S.C., and can have no further contact with any witnesses.

She posted bond Thursday.

Robin Heidt is being represented by Craig Bonnell and Manubir Arora. Arora, a former Fulton County assistant district attorney, also has represented NFL cornerback Adam “Pac-Man” Jones and NHL star Dany Heatley.

Judge Gates Peed, the presiding judge in Craig Heidt’s case, issued a gag order in January, restricting extrajudicial statements.

Pre-trial motions in the case are scheduled to be heard in April.