Friday, April 2, 2010

Rescheduled to next hearing date

To be continued.....

Ramos’ pre-trial date to be reset

By Bryan Shettig - The Herald-Zeitung

The defense in a trial involving the shooting of a Hondo woman at the Landmark Lofts in July waived a pre-trial hearing Thursday. Another hearing will be set as early as Monday.

Daniel Ramos, 36, was scheduled for his arraignment Thursday in Comal County District Court but defense attorney John Esman waived the hearing. The date for the next hearing had not been set Thursday.

Ramos is charged with three counts of tampering/fabricating physical evidence with intent to impair a human corpse after New Braunfels Police officers arrested him July 29, 2009 in connection with the shooting death of his girlfriend, Maria Gallegos, 34, of Hondo.

Ramos is currently out on bond from Comal County Jail after his attorney filed for a $100,000 personal recognizance bond Oct. 29, 2009 after he spent 90 days in jail without being indicted, according to court records.

As part of his bond, Ramos must report to the probation department and not approach or speak to anyone at Landmark Lofts, according to Comal County District Clerk’s office documents.

Ramos was in his Landmark Lofts apartment, where he worked as a maintenance worker, when police arrived and he surrendered after a brief standoff.