Other Suspect In Villegas Case Held In Contempt of Court
POSTED: Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 8:50am
UPDATED: Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 1:54pm
EL PASO- The man Villegas’ attorneys say is responsible for the 1993 murders was found in contempt of court today.
A few seconds after Rudy Flores took to the witness stand in the Villegas retrial hearing, Flores pleaded his fifth amendment to remain silent.
However, Judge Tom Spieczny ruled Thursday that Flores waived his right to remain silent after he signed an affidavit with the District Attorney's Office last week, and ordered him to testify Friday. Judge Spieczny ordered Flores in contempt of court, and he was taken out of the court room.
Daniel Villegas's attorney Joe Spencer told the court that had Flores not been held into contempt, he would have asked Flores about statements he made to police less than 24 hours after the shooting deaths of Robert England and Armando Laso that puts Flores at the scene of the crime.