AUSTIN (AP) — A murder suspect is being sought for failing to appear for a court hearing after a state district judge granted a request to have the suspect’s GPS monitoring bracelet removed.
Last April Judge Tamara Needles granted Kevin Waguespack’s request to have his GPS bracelet removed to improve his chances of landing a job.
Waguespack had been released from jail after posting a $250,000 bond. He’s accused in the 2015 death of his live-in girlfriend. An arrest affidavit says Waguespack called 911 and admitted killing the woman.
Needles had requested feedback from a prosecutor but made her decision before receiving a response.
The Judge declined to comment on her decision.
The U.S. Marshals Service is seeking Kevin Waguespack after he didn’t appear last week for an Austin hearing.