California judge orders no bail for man charged with the murder of a 6-year-old boy in a road rage shooting
SANTA ANA, Calif. - Marcus Eriz, a southern California man charged with the murder of a 6-year-old boy in a traffic incident, was detained on Friday without bail.
Orange County Superior Court Justice Larry Yellin told attorneys that in addition to the murder charge, he was alerted by an allegation that Eriz, 24, had also brandished a gun in a second incident.
"It seems to me that Mr. Eriz is a complete threat to the community," said Yellin.
Eriz and his girlfriend, 23-year-old Wynne Lee, pleaded not guilty through their lawyers.
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Lee is retrospectively charged with being an accomplice. The defense asked for $ 50,000 bail, while prosecutors insisted on $ 500,000. The judge adjourned an evaluation of Lee.
The boy, Aiden Leos, was shot dead on May 21 while driving on a freeway in his mother's car. Authorities said the mother was cut off from another car, causing her to waving her hand. Authorities claim Eriz drew a gun from a car Lee was driving and shot the woman's vehicle, killing Leos.
Authorities arrested the couple outside their Costa Mesa home more than two weeks later.
The murder sparked outrage and resulted in hundreds of people demanding tips. There was even a $ 500,000 reward for tips that helped identify the suspect who killed Leos. However, it remains unclear when the reward money will be paid, as investigations are still ongoing.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Aiden Leos: No Bail For Marcus Eriz In A Road Rage Shooting Case
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