Bond rejected in double-murder case

NEWTON– Among the five defendants in the March 2016 double murder of Mark Wilson and Deidra Ramseur was denied a bond on first-degree murder charges in Catawba County Superior Court on Monday.Reand Pablo-Antonio Rivera, 25

, asked for a$ 100,000 bond on the murder charges.Kenneth Snow, Rivera\’s lawyer, cited Rivera\’s absence of a significant criminal history, strong household support and approval of obligation for his actions in his ask for the bond. Snow sent numerous letters of assistance for Rivera to Judge Daniel A. Kuehnert.Rivera also spoke

on his own behalf, stating he had actually made an error in attempting to protect his cousin, Jordan Alexander Rivera, another accused in the murders.\”Was I there? Yes, but

I did absolutely nothing, absolutely nothing incorrect,\” Rivera stated. \”The only incorrect I did was attempting to assist cover it up, attempting to help mask what somebody else did (who) understood it was wrong.\”

Rivera likewise stated he desired to deal with the matter to permit the household to heal.Catawba County Assistant

District Attorney Lance Sigmon argued versus the bond.\”You know, by his own admission, this offender

confesses that he got into a house during the night wearing a mask and gloves, armed himself, as he says, in case things got out of control, \”Sigmon said.Reand Rivera also contended Wilson, striking him numerous times, Sigmon said.Snow said Rivera had actually

made a proffer to the court in which he did take duty for his actions but rejected being the shooter.Kuehnert ultimately denied the ask for bond on the charges.