A man accused of a Pasadena murder is now fighting for his personal life though behind bars in the Harris County Jail for the reason that of liver cirrhosis, his lawyer told KPRC two.
Eric Cano, 40, is indicted for murder and awaiting trial, accused of fatally shooting Rojelio Ramirez twice in the face in October 2020 right after the guys had been drinking and got in a fight, according to court documents.
But Cano spent the final month and a half in the hospital with a failing liver. He was discharged back to the jail earlier this week right after medical doctors decided no more remedies could support him and gave him two weeks to reside, his lawyer Wade Smith stated.
“This man is totally and utterly bedridden,” Smith stated, adding that Cano has other organs failing and internal bleeding. “This man is naturally no security threat to any neighborhood. He can not even get out of bed on his personal.”
Cano’s situation is so terrible that he couldn’t make it to the courtroom on Wednesday when his attorneys argued he need to be released to die at dwelling in hospice care.
Just after he was arrested in Oct. 2020, Cano posted his original $250,000 bond and spent practically two years totally free though awaiting trial.
But final July, right after his lawyer stated he showed up to all scheduled court appearances and had no bond violations, Judge Ramona Franklin quadrupled Cano’s bond to $1 million and brought him back into custody.
“The judge will have to have taken a appear at the entirety of his criminal history and created a selection and judges have to make hard choices,” Crime Stoppers victim solutions director Andy Kahan stated. “Mr. Ramirez’s household, they will by no means ever see him.”
In Aug. 2020, the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association filed a complaint with the State Commission on Judicial Conduct against Franklin, alleging that Judge Franklin would “without notice, without the need of trigger, and in violation of the law and the defendant’s Constitutional rights, revoke their bonds on her personal motion with no new details whatsoever and order them remanded back into custody,” according to a copy of the complaint supplied to KPRC two.
Due to strict statutory confidentiality guidelines, the state commission would not confirm or deny that the complaint was filed, and would not comment on the benefits of any investigation without the need of the issuance of public discipline, executive director Jacqueline Habersham wrote in an e mail to KPRC two.
At Wednesday’s hearing in Cano’s, Smith asked Franklin to reinstate his initial bond, which has currently been posted, or to set a new bond that his household could afford, each solutions with the purpose of receiving him released.
But Smith stated Franklin denied these solutions, as an alternative suggesting he come up with a location exactly where Cano can go and a strategy to be presented to her. That is an solution Smith does not see as feasible.
“I really feel for that household. It is hard to drop a loved a single. Nonetheless, that does not make what we’re undertaking right here, correct,” Smith stated. “We wouldn’t even treat a dog like this. You wouldn’t take a dying dog and lock him in a cage.”
Cano’s murder trial is set for August, but Smith stated he does not think he’ll make it that lengthy.
Franklin’s workplace did not return a request for comment on Thursday evening.
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