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Bail reduced for accused Vegas hoarder

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Kenneth Epstein in court (Peter Dawson/FOX5) Kenneth Epstein in court (Peter Dawson/FOX5)

A man charged in connection to hoarding at his Summerlin home appeared in a Las Vegas court again Tuesday.

During the hearing, bail for Kenneth Epstein, 55, was reduced from $15,000 to $10,000, and a Dec. 4 trial date was set.

Epstein also appeared in court Monday, and Judge Heidi Almase ordered him not return to his home in the 9500 block of Gold Bank Drive. Epstein can live with relatives once he posts bond, the court said.

Epstein was taken into police custody on Oct. 12 on multiple misdemeanor charges related to apparent hoarding at his home.

According to the court, Epstein's charges included failure to register a pistol, two counts of public nuisance, one count of unjustifiable injury to animals, one count of failure to have a cat fancier's license and one count of violation of the city's fire code.

Epstein's home was the focus of a large clean-up effort on Oct. 8. City officials said 41 tons of items were removed from the home, including 55 cats. Of the cats, 40 were alive while 15 were dead, officials said.

Epstein's family said he had been living in the patio area of the home once it was classified as a health hazard.

Stay tuned to FOX5 for the latest on this developing story.

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