Bond Reduction Denied For Killeen Teen in Murder Case
A teenage who helped shoot and kill another man will stand trial as an adult.
According to a report from the Killeen Daily Herald, Javonte Jervar Washington, now 17, will be standing trial sometime next year for the murder of Luis Angel Santiago Jr. on June 18, 2019.
Although, Washington did not act alone in this act. Javonte's father, Dexter Garvard Washington, 47; Javonte’s brother, Shyheem Jubar Washington, 21; and Eric David Madden, 23 are also being charged for the murder of Santiago.
A witness told authorities that he saw all 4 men shoot at Santiago and kill him. After reviewing surveillance footage, officials have confirmed that story. Originally Javonte was placed in the juevenille detention center, but because he has recently turned 17, he is now incarcerated in the Bell County Jail.
Washington was given a bond of $300,000, and has attempted to have his bond reduced twice.