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Aug 2, 2013 5:39 PM by Ben Lloyd - blloyd@kristv.com

Alvarez Remains Jailed as Prosecution Awaits Autopsy Report

CORPUS CHRISTI - The man accused of fatally punching another outside a Whataburger during an argument over a dinged car door was back in court today.

Prosecutors argue David Alvarez, 31, violated his bond conditions for a prior DWI charge when he was arrested for the murder of Aaron Juarez.

No ruling was made by the judge on a defense request to reinstate Alvarez's bond on the DWI charge. The murder case still hasn't gone before a grand jury because prosecutors are waiting for a full report from the medical examiner's office.

According to court documents, witnesses told police Juarez had stopped by the Whataburger at Cimarron and Saratoga to get something to eat after 2 a.m. Juarez dinged the door of an SUV parked next to him as he was getting out his Audi, according to police. A witness said Juarez opened the passenger side door of the other vehicle in an attempt to apologize.

After that, a witness says Juarez was punched in the face which caused him to fall and hit his head. The medical examiner says Juarez died from blunt force trauma.

The state has one more month to formally charge Alvarez or a judge will be forced to reduce his bond.


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