Local Murder Suspect Seeks Bail Reduction

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Defense lawyers are seeking to reduce their client’s bond after he was accused of murdering his neighbor.

Attorneys representing 30-year-old Trevor McEuen, the man accused of fatally shooting his neighbor in Kaufman County, are urging a judge to lower his current bond of $2 million, arguing that it is “excessive,” reported Fox 4 News.

According to the motion filed, McEuen’s attorneys argue that his “confinement and restraint is illegal because bond is excessive, oppressive and beyond the financial means of Defendant in violation of the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution,” according to documents obtained by inForney.com.

“Defendant respectfully requests this Court to conduct an evidentiary hearing and, after receiving evidence, to reduce the amount of bond to a reasonable amount in order that defendant will have an opportunity to obtain release from incarceration pending trial and to assist with the preparation of his defense pursuant to the Fifth, Sixth and Fourteenth Amendments…”

On May 1, sheriff’s deputies responded to reports of a shooting at a residence on Neal Road in Forney.

When deputies arrived at the home, they allegedly spotted McEuen attempting to flee the scene in a vehicle.

Upon further investigation of the location, officers discovered the lifeless body of 35-year-old Aaron Martinez inside his truck. Martinez had been shot multiple times.

As deputies pursued the suspect, he eventually came to a halt but refused to exit his vehicle, leading to a standoff with the authorities.

During this confrontation, McEuen was observed using his cell phone on multiple occasions until a SWAT team intervened, taking him into custody.

Court records indicate that while in custody, McEuen allegedly confessed to shooting and killing Martinez, according to statements provided by the deputies.

Initial inquiries into the matter apparently revealed a history of altercations between McEuen and Martinez, prompting the police to obtain a search warrant for McEuen’s phone, believing it may contain pertinent evidence.

McEuen was charged with murder and is being held at the Kaufman County jail.

No hearings have been scheduled to address the motion, as confirmed by officials from Kaufman County.

In the nearby City of Dallas, the Dallas Police Department continues to battle crime even with a shortfall of uniformed officers.

The DPD continues to see an increase in murders and the volume of calls as it seeks to hire 250 officers, as reported by The Dallas Express.

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