ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —There is growing frustration over violent suspects getting locked up and being let right back out. One lawmaker has taken an interest in what to do with repeat offenders.
Selmonio Davis was indicted for first-degree murder earlier this year. Last month a judge released him on his own recognizance — meaning no bond.
Local judges said they have to do this, after the state Supreme Court reminded them suspected criminals shouldn’t be forced to pay high bonds they can’t afford. Additionally, everyone is innocent until proven guilty, even if they’re suspected of dangerous and violent crimes, according to the state’s constitution.