Today, Jose Luis Garcia who is accused of killing 17-year old Chayse Olivares of Rio Grande City was in court today. The family of both Olivarez and Garcia were present.
Bond Reduction Denied For 17-Year-Old Accused Of Murder
The hearing took place at the 93rd district court in Hidalgo County. Garcia’s lawyers were asking to reduce the bond from 750 thousand dollars to a lower amount. This, after they argued that Garcia had been in jail for nine months without a verdict.
17-year old Chayse Olivares was reported missing in July of last year. His body was recovered in August in a ranch near Roma
Judge Robert Garcia denied the reduction of the bond, the victim’s lawyers say DNA results were part of the evidence. Defense attorneys argued they had a USB with evidence and needed time to review it.
The family released a statement saying how content they were with today’s hearing. Salvador Martinez was also in court. He is accused of tampering with evidence and a human corpse, in this case. A status update will happen in 60 days. For now, both will remain in custody.