A person accused of a Pasadena homicide is now preventing for his personal life whereas behind bars within the Harris County Jail due to liver cirrhosis, his lawyer instructed KPRC 2.
Eric Cano, 40, is indicted for homicide and awaiting trial, accused of fatally capturing Rojelio Ramirez twice within the face in October 2020 after the lads had been consuming and received in a combat, in keeping with courtroom paperwork.
However Cano spent the final month and a half within the hospital with a failing liver. He was discharged again to the jail earlier this week after docs determined no extra therapies may assist him and gave him two weeks to stay, his lawyer Wade Smith stated.
“This man is totally and completely bedridden,” Smith stated, including that Cano has different organs failing and inner bleeding. “This man is clearly no security risk to any group. He can’t even get off the bed on his personal.”
Cano’s situation is so unhealthy that he couldn’t make it to the courtroom on Wednesday when his attorneys argued he ought to be launched to die at residence in hospice care.
After he was arrested in Oct. 2020, Cano posted his authentic $250,000 bond and spent practically two years free whereas awaiting trial.
However final July, after his lawyer stated he confirmed as much as all scheduled courtroom appearances and had no bond violations, Decide Ramona Franklin quadrupled Cano’s bond to $1 million and introduced him again into custody.
“The decide will need to have taken a take a look at the whole thing of his legal historical past and decided and judges should make robust choices,” Crime Stoppers sufferer companies director Andy Kahan stated. “Mr. Ramirez’s household, they may by no means ever see him.”
In Aug. 2020, the Harris County Prison Legal professionals Affiliation filed a criticism with the State Fee on Judicial Conduct towards Franklin, alleging that Decide Franklin would “with out discover, with out trigger, and in violation of the legislation and the defendant’s Constitutional rights, revoke their bonds on her personal movement with no new info by any means and organize them remanded again into custody,” in keeping with a duplicate of the criticism supplied to KPRC 2.
As a consequence of strict statutory confidentiality guidelines, the state fee wouldn’t affirm or deny that the criticism was filed, and wouldn’t touch upon the outcomes of any investigation with out the issuance of public self-discipline, government director Jacqueline Habersham wrote in an e mail to KPRC 2.
At Wednesday’s listening to in Cano’s, Smith requested Franklin to reinstate his preliminary bond, which has already been posted, or to set a brand new bond that his household may afford, each choices with the purpose of getting him launched.
However Smith stated Franklin denied these choices, as an alternative suggesting he give you a spot the place Cano can go and a plan to be introduced to her. That’s an choice Smith doesn’t see as possible.
“I really feel for that household. It’s robust to lose a cherished one. Nevertheless, that doesn’t make what we’re doing right here, proper,” Smith stated. “We wouldn’t even deal with a canine like this. You wouldn’t take a dying canine and lock him in a cage.”
Cano’s homicide trial is about for August, however Smith stated he doesn’t imagine he’ll make it that lengthy.
Franklin’s workplace didn’t return a request for touch upon Thursday evening.
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