Suspect in jail murder faces new charges | Crime

Suspect in jail murder faces new charges | Crime

Conrad Atencio

One of the 7 males going through a charge of first-degree murder in the beating loss of life of a jail inmate has been billed with stashing fatal weapons in his cell, and making an attempt to escape from custody.

Corrections officers ended up transporting Conrad J. Atencio, 25, to the San Miguel County Detention Middle subsequent a dental appointment all-around 9 a.m. Dec. 9. As the transportation van stopped at the intersection of Grand Avenue and Alamo Road, an officer read a doorway open and witnessed Atencio’s arms on the door deal with, in accordance to an arrest affidavit filed in Justice of the peace Court docket.

As the van slowed, Atencio pleaded with officers to enable him run, in accordance to the affidavit, saying, “I’m f—– anyways, remember to permit me out.”

When corrections officers inspected the van, they determined a youngster safety lock experienced been switched from the locked placement to the “free” place, in accordance to the affidavit.

Corrections officers searched Atencio’s cell. At the rear of the bunk bed, officers located “two extended skinny parts of metallic that could be made use of as a fatal weapon,” according to the affidavit.

Atencio has been billed with two counts of possession of a deadly weapon by a prisoner, and just one rely of escape or endeavor to escape from jail.

Bond was established at $10,000 on the other hand, Atencio is already being held on a $250,000 income-only bond in the murder case, together with bonds in at the very least 3 other situations.

On Nov. 16, two pending situations against Atencio have been transferred from Magistrate Courtroom to District Court. In the very first circumstance from June 8, he’s charged with felony escape from a local community custody launch system. In the next scenario, Atencio is accused of failing to look for a trial scheduled for June 22 in a circumstance in which he faces a charge of aggravated fleeing a legislation enforcement officer.

Atencio and 6 some others have been charged with to start with-degree murder, conspiracy to dedicate first-degree murder and tampering with proof in the Nov. 1 beating death of 40-year-aged Eric L. Vigil. Atencio and a person other inmate also facial area an added charge of conspiracy to dedicate tampering with proof in the scenario.

Subsequent a two-7 days investigation, law enforcement decided Atencio and six others had participated in the demise of Vigil inside of cell 232 of Echo Pod at the San Miguel County Detention Center. 1 of the males struck Vigil, and as he fell to the floor, the other males rushed inside of the mobile exactly where they regularly punched and kicked him. Corrections officers later situated Vigil dead on the ground of the cell.

Atencio is scheduled to appear in Justice of the peace Court docket Jan. 12 and 13 for preliminary hearings in that situation. He is scheduled to look Jan. 25 for a preliminary hearing in the most the latest case.

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