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NLR family fears alleged shooter's jail release
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NLR family fears alleged shooter's jail release

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - "I feel bad to see the way she is. She only can move her eyes, that's all," Pablo Martinez tells THV his sister, Evangelina Anaya, now lays helpless in a Little Rock hospital bed, while he and his family wait at home in fear. Martinez says, "We are afraid. He might come back. If he gets out on bail he might come back and finish the job."

It all dates back to May 13th. According to a North Little Rock police report, Ernesto Anaya Sr. allegedly shot his wife in the chest. I ask Martinez, "Do you think the night he shot her he was trying to kill her?" "That was the idea," he answers.

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Defense attorney Bill James will be representing Ernesto Anaya in district court. In a telephone conversation Tuesday afternoon, James tells THV it is likely his client will be released on bond. James says, "although this is a serious charge I don't think he poses a danger to society, the community, especially not his family."

The victim's family however, thinks otherwise. The victim's sister, Eustolia Gutierrez says, "Please help us to keep him in the jail." Her English is limited so she asks her son, David, to translate, saying, "He's done it before, he'll do it again. It wasn't a one-time thing. It wasn't something that was spontaneous."

Despite how the family feels and regardless of what happens in wednesday's bond hearing James is convinced his client is not a threat to anyone. "My client wishes no one ill-will. He just wants to get out and run the family business so that they don't lose everything," James says.

 

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