Bond set at $2 million for man accused of killing common-law wife

Bond hearing for man accused of killing his common law wife

Rodrigo Rodriguez, who is accused of killing his common-law wife, had bond set at $2 million during a hearing Tuesday.

He faces a murder charge for the death of his common-law wife, Ruby Rodriguez.

A bond hearing for Rodrigo Rodriguez was canceled earlier this month.

Ruby Rodriguez was found dead late last month at a home in El Paso's lower valley.

According to court records, Rodrigo Rodriguez confessed to stabbing his wife to death after an argument.

Rodriguez’s lawyer, Ruben Ortiz, asked the judge to grant a reasonable bond so Rodriguez could get back to work.

State Attorney James Montoya said authorities believe that Ruby Rodriguez’s murder was in retaliation for a pending case.

In December, Ruby Rodriguez reported an abuse incident in December, and her husband was charged with family violence.

Montoya said there is concern that Rodrigo Rodriguez is a threat to the community and he could flee.

Ruby Rodriguez’s parents have custody of her 6-month-old daughter, Layla Rodriguez.

Rodrigo Rodriguez's criminal history includes a conviction in September 2012 for assault causing bodily injury to a family member.

He was arrested later that month for assaulting the same woman and was sentenced to 6 months in jail.

Investigators learned that Rodrigo Rodriguez was arrested in May 2012 for injuring the same woman.

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