ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- The bond of the daughter of murdered waitress Barbara Parchem, Lilly Ann Chavez, was dramatically reduced on Friday.

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The judge presiding over the case ordered her bond reduced from $400,000 to $25,000.

She remains in jail on a weapons charge.

Chavez, 43, was arrested on May 3 after investigators said they found 9 guns in her possession.

The daughter of the murdered waitress was initially charged with possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and possession of ammunition by a convicted felon. The ammunition charge has been dropped.

Chavez's attorney, Thomas Cushman, told First Coast News he believes the reason her bond was initially so high is because law enforcement is trying to keep her in custody.

Earlier in the week, a St. John's County Sheriff's office spokesman said Chavez' arrest was a "side bar" issue to her mother's murder investigation.

Barbara Parchem was missing for more than three weeks, and her remains were found in a wooded area in Flagler County on April 30.

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