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Judge detains murder suspect

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An Albuquerque judge on Wednesday granted a request to detain pending trial a man accused of gunning down the mother of his children last week.


Jerrold Ramone (MDC)

Jerrold Ramone, 28, is charged in the death of Chelsea Parkett and he was charged twice previously in domestic violence cases involving her.

Ramone’s attorney argued during a detention hearing that the only person his client was a threat to was the alleged victim in the case and that he should be released pending trial.

“There is no information whatsoever that he is this ticking time bomb ready to go off on some random member of the community,” he said.

But 2nd Judicial District Judge Christina Argyres opted to keep Ramone behind bars, despite a public safety assessment’s recommendation to release him with minimal conditions.

“I am not giving that any any consideration given what we have here,” she said.



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