Texas Judge Lowers Capital Murder Bond to $9K -- Suspect Released for $900

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HOUSTON, Texas — A Texas territory tribunal justice reduced the enslaved for a antheral charged with Capital Murder to $9,000. The fishy is retired of jailhouse aft paying a $900 interest to the bondsman, according to Houston Crime Stoppers.

180th Criminal District Court Judge DaSean Jones lowered the enslaved for accused murderer Eric Todd Semien from $50,000 to $9,000, Fox 26 Houston’s Randy Wallace reported. Seiman’s enslaved had been reduced 2 different times and successful some cases, the bonds were revoked for breaking enslaved conditions.

Semien is accused of murdering Javier Moreno and Rober Pantoja successful May 2016. Three others are charged successful transportation with the murders.

“They killed 2 people, and they besides enactment a weapon to a young parent with a 2-month-old, they enactment a weapon to her caput arsenic well,” Houston Crime Stoppers Andy Kahn told Fox 26.

In 2017, Semien walked retired of jailhouse aft posting a $150,000 enslaved but ended up backmost successful jailhouse 4 months aboriginal aft violating the conditions of his bond, Wallace reported.

“They (the court) reinstate the bond, but they little the enslaved to $50,000,” Kahan explained. “Normally erstwhile you get your enslaved revoked, they rise the amount. But this 1 went dramatically down.”

Semien ended backmost up successful jailhouse again aft being convicted for evading arrest. That tribunal sentenced him to 60 days successful region jail.

Judge Jones past lowered his enslaved yet again. This clip to $9,000.

“I person ne'er successful my beingness seen a enslaved that debased for superior murder,” Kahn stated. “I’ve ne'er seen a enslaved that debased for murder.”

Houston businessman, attorney, and columnist Bill King said helium has ne'er seen thing similar this.

“Capital execution is 1 of the wide exceptions in Texas law that you tin wholly contradict bond,” King stated. “A $9,000 bond, you wage the bondsman $900. So for $900 helium was capable to get retired and is roaming astir the metropolis of Houston close now.”

Judge DaSean Jones, a Democrat, took the seat of the 180th Criminal District Court successful January 2019. He is presently connected the November wide predetermination ballot successful Harris County. Jones faces Republican challenger Tami Pierce. Jones was not opposed successful the 2022 Democrat Primary predetermination successful March.

Fox 26 sent a quality unit to Semien’s flat successful northwest Harris County to effort and get a comment.

“Judging by the eviction announcement connected the doorway and each the worldly outside, Eric Semien is agelong gone,” Wallace reported.

Bob Price serves arsenic subordinate exertion and elder quality contributor for the Breitbart Texas-Border team. He is an archetypal subordinate of the Breitbart Texas team. Price is simply a regular panelist connected Fox 26 Houston’s What’s Your Point? Sunday-morning speech show. Follow him connected Twitter @BobPriceBBTX and Facebook.

Bob Price serves arsenic subordinate exertion and elder quality contributor for the Breitbart Texas-Border team. He is an archetypal subordinate of the Breitbart Texas team. Price is simply a regular panelist connected Fox 26 Houston’s What’s Your Point? Sunday-morning speech show. Follow him connected Twitter @BobPriceBBTX and Facebook.

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