In Texas a murder suspect is brought before the JP initially. He sets the bond pending formal arraignment before the district judge who will hear the case. At the time the J P sets the bond the suspect may or may not have been indicted for capital murder(death penalty case) Once the District Judge sees the defendant the bail can be set the same ,lower or higher. In this case the JP's recommendation was left in the defendants folder and someone used it to set bail. When the defendant's folder followed him from one county jail to the next is when the bail was set. A terrible mistake ,but that's all it appears to be.
As for as the time frame for the case to be trialed, it a long time --but fairly common in cases involving the death penalty and multiple defendants..
You Young-uns Stay Out of Cbz's Yard --
Still miss you Pops