Two Suspects in Kyle Free Murder Investigation Appear in Court

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Two of the five suspects in the Kyle Free murder investigation made an appearance in court today.

One appeared for a hearing about bond. 22-year-old David Castro is being charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder in the first degree.

During today’s hearing, the prosecution asked for a 1 million dollar cash only bond with pre-trial services. The defense in turn requested that the bond be lowered. The judge has not yet made a decision, but we of course will update you when bond has been decided. 

This case has been set over for trial starting October 28th, and will last 14 days. Castro will next appear in court for a motions hearing on August 16th. 

And another suspect involved in the Kyle Free murder case, 28-year-old Timothy Russman, was also in court today.

He’s facing charges that include accessory to the crime of first degree murder, tampering with evidence, and abuse of a corpse. Russman is accused of burying the victim’s body in a shallow grave near the Grand Mesa.

Authorities say after Russman was arrested, he led law enforcement to the grave site where the body was recovered.

His case has been moved over to a 4-day jury trial starting on October 7th. Attorneys believe he will plead “not guilty”. His next appearance will be September 4th. 

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