Real estate agent charged in Jacksonville murder

Robert Heitbrink, 48

The Jacksonville real estate agent charged in a weekend murder is out of jail.

Robert Heitbrink, 48, is charged in the death of 70-year-old William McElhaney, of Charleston, S.C.

A judge set a $1 million bond which he was required to post $100,000 in order to remain free during his court date.

The judge set numerous conditions. Heitbrink is required to wear an electronic monitoring bracelet and was required to surrender his passport.

Heitbrink is scheduled to return to court Aug. 20 at 1:30 p.m. for his preliminary hearing.

Jacksonville police officers responded shortly after 4 a.m. Saturday to the incident at 37 Ivywood. They found McElhaney stabbed several times laying in a pool of blood.

McElhaney was pronounced dead at Passavant Hospital.

McElhaney is Heitbrink's wife's stepfather, according to a statement from Heitbrink's wife contained in a request for an order of protection.

Police have not released a motive in the stabbing. Court documents show that there were children at home during the time of the incident.