Harris County Radical Misdemeanor "Free" Bond System Claims First Life
The first death since the Rodney Ellis led Harris County Commissioner's Court (without Commissioners Radack or Cagle) passed a radical PR bond program, which among other things, releases dangerous people into our community. Read the sad story highlights below and you will understand how they have overreached. Thanks to KHOU-11!
"The Pasadena police chief is partly blaming the misuse of PR bonds in the Harris County court system for the brutal death of a pregnant woman. Investigators said 22-year-old Alex Guajardo was out on bond for two separate crimes when he stabbed his pregnant wife, 20-year-old Kaitlyn Guajardo, 20 times Saturday."
"A PR bond, or Personal Recognizance bond, is a bond that doesn't cost money and allows a person to be released from jail just on their promise that they'll show up to court later.
"Chief Josh Brueggar said Alex was out on not one, but two PR bonds. The first bond was for a DWI back in May and the second one was for allegedly assaulting his wife just days before he murdered her.
"Folks are entitled to bond, I completely recognize that and I understand that, but again, repeat offenses and then to give someone a PR bond. I have a dead citizen in my city now and it bothers me, said Chief Brueggar."