Bail for a man charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of a Sandy contractor was set Monday at $500,000.
Eugen Woodland, 61, also know as Captain Nemo because he sometimes dressed and acted like the character from the Jules Verne novel "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea," had been held in the Salt lake County Jail since his arrest March 28.During a hearing Monday, 3rd Circuit Judge Sheila McCleve set bail at $500,000.
Assistant Salt Lake County Attorney Tom Vuyk said McCleve agreed to the amound because seh felt Woodland might be dangerous and could pose a flight risk.
Woodland is charged with shooting Bruce Larson, 40, at a construction site at 4050 S. 900 East. He is also charged with aggravated assault in connection with injuries suffered by Glen Fisk, 27, who was shot in the hand during the incident.
Larson was apparently talking to people interested in taking over operations of the building when the incident occurred. Witnesses observed Woodland enter the building, walk up to Larson and demand to know what he was doing with the building. Larson was shot five times and died later at a hospital.