CIUDAD JUAREZ, CHIHUAHUA.- A New Mexico state judge in Roswell has ordered that a man extradited from Mexico remain in jail while awaiting trial in the 2020 strangulation killing of the mother of his young son.
Judge Thomas Lilley on Friday denied bond for Jorge Rico-Ruvira after state and district prosecutors argued that the 34-year-old man was dangerous and that no conditions of release would protect the community.
Rico-Ruvira is charged with murder in the killing of Isela Sanchez, 27.
An Amber Alert was issued for the son when the father fled to Mexico, but officials announced last year that the boy had been found safe.
According to court records, a judge in January appointed temporary kinship guardians for the child.
Rico-Ruvira is also charged with child abuse.
Authorities have alleged that Rico-Ruvira left Sanchez’s daughter, who was 7 at the time, alone in the house with the mother’s body when he fled with the couple’s son.