Judge Rules No Bond for Border Patrol Agent Accused of Murder
UPDATE (4/24): A judge rule no bond for a Border Patrol supervisor accused of double murder in Laredo.
Agent Anthony Burgos is accused of killing a woman and her 1-year-old child.
The testimony revealed that the woman and child were stabbed in the neck. The child was also stabbed in the chest.
Investigators found blood-stained items in Burgos' possession.
WESLACO – The defense for a Laredo Border Patrol agent accused of murder is asking a court for a special private hearing because of the media attention the case is getting.
Twenty-year-old Agent Anthony Burgos is accused of killing a woman and her 1-year-old son.
Investigators say he called 911 and told dispatch he found their bodies near the Rio Grande in Laredo.
An hour later the agent was in handcuffs.
In the 409th District Court, defense attorney Silverio Martinez argued that there is not sufficient probable cause to for Burgos to be detained and that the county must set a reasonable bond, according to a spokesperson for the Webb County District Attorney's Office.
They say the defense also argued for a private hearing, citing the big media attention the case is getting.
Judge Oscar Hale denied the private hearing, according to the district attorney's office.
However, the judge still hasn't decided on the motion for a bond.
Proceedings will resume Monday with at least three more witnesses.
For now, the accused Border Patrol agent remains in custody.
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