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Murder Suspect Disappears After Judge Orders Removal Of GPS Monitor

AUSTIN (AP) — A murder suspect is being sought for failing to appear for a court hearing after a state district judge granted a request to have the suspect's GPS monitoring bracelet removed.

Last April Judge Tamara Needles granted Kevin Waguespack's request to have his GPS bracelet removed to improve his chances of landing a job.

Waguespack had been released from jail after posting a $250,000 bond. He's accused in the 2015 death of his live-in girlfriend. An arrest affidavit says Waguespack called 911 and admitted killing the woman.

Needles had requested feedback from a prosecutor but made her decision before receiving a response.

The Judge declined to comment on her decision.

The U.S. Marshals Service is seeking Kevin Waguespack after he didn't appear last week for an Austin hearing.


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