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Pasadena murder suspect with quickly deteriorating wellness will not get out of jail to die at household, judge guidelines


May 26, 2023

A man accused of a Pasadena murder is now fighting for his personal life even though behind bars in the Harris County Jail due to the fact of liver cirrhosis, his lawyer told KPRC two.

Eric Cano, 40, is indicted for murder and awaiting trial, accused of fatally shooting Rojelio Ramirez twice in the face in October 2020 soon after the males had been drinking and got in a fight, according to court documents.

But Cano spent the final month and a half in the hospital with a failing liver. He was discharged back to the jail earlier this week soon after physicians decided no added therapies could enable him and gave him two weeks to reside, his lawyer Wade Smith stated.

“This man is entirely and utterly bedridden,” Smith stated, adding that Cano has other organs failing and internal bleeding. “This man is definitely no security threat to any neighborhood. He cannot even get out of bed on his personal.”

Cano’s situation is so undesirable that he couldn’t make it to the courtroom on Wednesday when his attorneys argued he need to be released to die at household in hospice care.

Following he was arrested in Oct. 2020, Cano posted his original $250,000 bond and spent practically two years no cost even though awaiting trial.

But final July, soon after his lawyer stated he showed up to all scheduled court appearances and had no bond violations, Judge Ramona Franklin quadrupled Cano’s bond to $1 million and brought him back into custody.

“The judge will have to have taken a appear at the entirety of his criminal history and produced a choice and judges have to make difficult choices,” Crime Stoppers victim solutions director Andy Kahan stated. “Mr. Ramirez’s loved ones, they will under no circumstances ever see him.”

In Aug. 2020, the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association filed a complaint with the State Commission on Judicial Conduct against Franklin, alleging that Judge Franklin would “without notice, devoid of trigger, and in violation of the law and the defendant’s Constitutional rights, revoke their bonds on her personal motion with no new information and facts whatsoever and order them remanded back into custody,” according to a copy of the complaint supplied to KPRC two.

Due to strict statutory confidentiality guidelines, the state commission would not confirm or deny that the complaint was filed, and would not comment on the outcomes of any investigation devoid of the issuance of public discipline, executive director Jacqueline Habersham wrote in an e-mail to KPRC two.

At Wednesday’s hearing in Cano’s, Smith asked Franklin to reinstate his initial bond, which has currently been posted, or to set a new bond that his loved ones could afford, each choices with the purpose of obtaining him released.

But Smith stated Franklin denied these choices, alternatively suggesting he come up with a spot exactly where Cano can go and a strategy to be presented to her. That is an choice Smith does not see as feasible.

“I really feel for that loved ones. It is difficult to drop a loved a single. Even so, that does not make what we’re undertaking right here, appropriate,” Smith stated. We wouldn’t even treat a dog like this. You wouldn’t take a dying dog and lock him in a cage.”

Cano’s murder trial is set for August, but Smith stated he does not think he’ll make it that extended.

Franklin’s workplace did not return a request for comment on Thursday evening.

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