Anthony Templet released from prison after posting reduced bond

Updated: Dec. 19, 2019 at 5:48 PM CST
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - A teenager accused of shooting and killing his alleged kidnapper father was released from prison Thursday, Dec. 19.

Templet’s stepmother and stepbrother, who he will be living with while out on bond, were waiting for Templet when he was released.

"To finally get to give him a hug is the one thing I’ve been wanting to do since he’s been in there because I knew he needed it,” said Peyton Mannino, 16, Templet’s stepbrother.

On Wednesday, Dec. 18, a judge reduced the bond for Anthony Templet, who was 17-years-old when he barricaded himself in a room armed with two guns and eventually shot and killed his father, Burt Templet. The family says Burt kidnapped the boy when he was 5-years-old and kept him in seclusion for a decade.

Templet posted bond early Thursday morning and was released from prison around noon on Dec. 19, after being fitted with a GPS tracking device on his ankle, per the stipulations of the bond reduction. He was also ordered to remain under supervision while living with his stepmother, submit to drug testing, and attend mental health evaluations.

“It is not an end victory by any chance,” said Jarrett Ambeau, Templet’s attorney. “It’s not the end of the story, the story is just beginning here, but it is certainly a great 50 meter target for me.”

The family hopes counseling will help Templet cope with the years of alleged abuse and trauma and prepare the teen to defend himself on trial.

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