Brothers accused of murder appear in court

The two brothers accused of shooting Jocelyn Marie Trujillo last weekend, appeared in court Friday for their pre-detention trial. Prosecutors argued that 20 year old Julio Gutierrez Barrera and 19 year old Alonzo Barrera should stay behind bars until their trial, according to New Mexico’s no-bond detention law that took effect starting July 1st 2017. Under the law, prosecutors must prove that the accused is a danger to the community. Prosecutor Rebecca Duffin argued that the incident was gang-related.

Judge Driggers ruled that Gutierrez Barrera be held without bond, his brother Alonzo Barrera is eligible for a 5,000 bond with house arrest outside Dona Ana County until the trial begins.