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Free on bond Texas man charged with killing pregnant wife

1 year 1 week 1 day ago Wednesday, August 07 2019 Aug 7, 2019 August 07, 2019 8:30 AM August 07, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

PASADENA, Texas (AP) - A Houston-area man who was free on a personal recognizance bond after being accused of hitting his pregnant wife has been charged with killing her two days later.

Court documents show 22-year-old Alex Guajardo of Pasadena was released last Thursday after being charged with assault of a family member during a domestic dispute. Police arrested Guajardo after he called 911 to report Saturday's stabbing death of 20-year-old Caitlynn Rose Guajardo, who was four months pregnant.

Records show Guajardo was being held without bond Wednesday on a capital murder charge.

Pasadena police Chief Josh Bruegger has expressed outrage that Guajardo was free on a personal recognizance bond, meaning no money had to be posted, when his wife was slain.

Defense attorney Justin Keiter declined comment on the case.

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