Suspect disappears after judge allows removal of GPS monitor
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas murder suspect is being sought by federal agents for failing to appear for a court hearing after a state district judge earlier granted a request to have the suspect’s GPS monitoring bracelet removed.
The U.S. Marshals Service is seeking Kevin Waguespack after he didn’t appear last week for an Austin hearing.
The Austin American-Statesman and KVUE-TV jointly report that Judge Tamara Needles in April granted Waguespack’s request to have his GPS bracelet removed to improve his chances of landing a job.
Waguespack had been released from jail after posting a $250,000 bond. He’s accused in the 2015 death of his live-in girlfriend. An arrest affidavit says Waguespack called 911 and admitted killing the woman.
Needles declined to comment on her decision.
Needles had requested feedback from a prosecutor but made her decision before receiving a response.
Information from: KVUE-TV, http://www.kvue.com