Robert Flores remains out on bond after hearing

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Monday, August 26, 2013 - 10:54pm

A judge denied a change in bond Monday afternoon for a man convicted of negligently killing his infant daughter after he left her in a laundry basket while he went to buy beer.

Robert Flores was convicted of two felony crimes and sentenced to 18 years in prison.

He was released shortly after on an $80,000 bond while his case is on appeal.

Wednesday the court heard a statement from the 4-month-old victim's granddaughter who said they are not pleased Flores is out on bond after being found guilty.

The state asked the court to raise the bond to $250,000 to assure Flores would turn himself in if the appeal was upheld.

The defense asked the bond be reduced to $50,000 and cited a similar case out of Albuquerque with a bond of $50,000.

Judge Fernando Macias ultimately decided the $80,000 bond is appropriate due to Flores's prior compliance with the court.
 

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