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Two Lives; One Night In Jail Angers Plano Families

By Jay Gormley, CBS 11 News
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PLANO (CBSDFW.COM) – Two families from Plano are outraged after the man accused of killing their loved ones spent just one night in jail.

37-year-old Murrell Muck bonded out Monday after allegedly running a red light early Sunday morning at Coit road and the George Bush Turnpike.   Police say his pick-up smashed into a motorcycle, launching 22-year-old Pedro Lima and 21-year-old Kelly Portocarrero from the bike.

“That’s not fair. He killed two people and he’s out. He can do it again. He can get drunk and kill somebody else,” said Lima’s brother Luis.

Muck’s bond was $25,000.  But the families of the victims say it’s a small price to pay for the lives of two innocent people.  “It is not about the money he can pay. Money is not going to get back my brother and Kelly.”

Doyce Grant lost his daughter to a drunk driver. He now volunteers for Mothers Against Drunk Driving.  “It’s very, very painful knowing they’re already free and your love ones will never be free.”

Grant says MADD is pushing lawmakers to make it harder for accused drunk drivers to bail out of jail.   “They could at least make the bail so it would be very, very painful for them to meet it.”

For the families of Pedro and Kelly, jail is exactly where they say Muck should spend the rest of his life.

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