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Friends, family march for El Paso mom Erika Gaytan after her accused killer’s bond is reduced

Erika Gaytan
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Missing El Paso mother Erika Gaytan.

EL PASO, Texas – About two dozen people gathered in downtown El Paso Friday evening to seek justice and express support for missing mother Erika Gaytan after her accused killer had his bond reduced this week.

The group marched from El Paso City Hall to the county jail, calling for justice for Gaytan.

Ricardo Marquez is facing a murder charge in Gaytan’s disappearance. His bond was first set at $1 million. It has since been reduced to a split bond of $150,000 cash bond and $1,000 personal recognizance bond.

Police say Marquez went on a date with Gaytan in July 2019, but the evening ended with a fight and her murder.

That was the last day the 29-year-old mother was seen. Her body has not been recovered.

Judge Sam Medrano reduced Marquez’s bond because of concerns over the coronavirus in jail and the fact that the pandemic has halted criminal trials.

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  1. ‘Judge Sam Medrano reduced Marquez’s bond because of concerns over the coronavirus in jail and the fact that the pandemic has halted criminal trials.’
    LOL what a world!

    1. See what happens when you do not wear a mask and practice social distancing? DanLAnders and nado think this virus is a hoax but sadly it is not. I admire the Gaytan family for protesting this because this happens a lot of times. Although if this was a BLM protest, the KKKVia trolls (nadodave, fero2a (aka AlbertVelarde/ DanLanders) K!DPR, madmike and the original maga) would be hysterical and upset. The hypocrisy is unbelievable. #muytriste

  2. What a sham. This judge has more concern on this fool than on the lady that is missing. Has he not heard about another alleged rapist, “Freed from jail amid coronavirus, VA rape suspect kills accuser”
    These woke up liberals sure as hell aren’t awake for real justice. Glad the family and friends has taken to the streets.

  3. This judge is a fool similar to the judge in Virginia that let an accused rapist out of jail due to coronavirus. The rapist ended up killing his accuser. I hope this doesn’t happen here and the perpetrator go out and kill someone else.

  4. Outrageous killer coddling, typical of Democrats.

    Democrats are JUMPING on China Virus/Wuhan-Kung Flu to “reshape society” into A LIBERAL DUMPSTER FIRE.

    DEFEAT DEMOCRATS. DO SO FOR YOUR OWN PERSONAL SAFETY, and that of YOUR FAMILY.

      1. Because the voters here still believe there are blue dog moderate democrats. They can’t accept the fact that their party is gone. It’s the socialist party.

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