Prosecutors say Trevino was ready to flee country

10:01 PM, Mar 14, 2013   |    comments
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ST. PAUL, Minn. - Prosecutors say the St. Paul man accused of killing his wife was prepared to flee the country.

During a court appearance Thursday prosecutors said Jeffery Trevino made phone calls to family while in the Ramsey County Jail, telling them that his passport was located in a suitcase under his bed.

Trevino is being held in the Ramsey County Jail on charges of second degree murder for the death of his 30-year-old wife, Kira Trevino. Jeffery reported his wife missing on February 24, and investigators later found "copious amount of blood" in their St. Paul home.

It was also revealed in court on Thursday that, according to the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, the blood found in the home belongs to Kira.

Prosecutors charged Trevino with Kira's murder even though police have yet to find her body. Investigators say there was enough evidence in their home to conclude a death occured.

The judge denied the defense attorney's request to reduce bail. It will remain at $1 million. Trevino's next court appearance is scheduled for March 29.

A large group of supporters has been active in searching for Kira's body and keeping her memory alive. They are holding a memorial Thursday night at the Mall of America Executive Suites on the 4th floor near the SkyDeck from 5-8 p.m.

 

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