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Jun 14, 2013 1:54 PM

Bond Hearing Postponed for Whataburger Murder Suspect

CORPUS CHRISTI - A decision on whether to lower David Alvarez's $200,000 bond for murder was postponed as prosecutors pointed out he had violated the bond conditions for a pending DWI charge.

Attorney Scott Ellison is representing Alvarez who's accused of killing a man outside a Whataburger earlier this month. Ellison told the court he was not prepared to represent Alvarez on anything related to a previous charge, so the bond hearing was reset.

Ellison later told us there is more about the night Aaron Juarez died than is being reported so far, but that information will come out if the case makes it to trial.

This morning the victim's family stopped in at the Corpus Christi Police Department to pick up the rest of their loved one's belongings.

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 victim's family traveled from the Rio Grande Valley to make a plea to residents of Corpus Christi to please help investigators searching for the persons responsible for Juarez's death.

Within a couple of days, police had impounded an SUV involved in the case. They later went back to the home to talk with David Alvarez's father. The son was arrested that same day on a charge of murder.

We were able to catch up with Alvarez as he was in police custody that night. When asked what he would want to say to the guy he hit in the parking lot, Alvarez smiled and laughed.

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    Juarez Family at Bond Hearing
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    Aaron Juarez - Murder Victim
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