Bond revoked for driver accused of killing Gadsden High teen

El Paso News
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A judge revoked the bond for the man accused of running over and killing a Gadsden High School student earlier this month, according to the Doña Ana County District Attorney’s office.

On Thursday, prosecutors issued an emergency motion regarding Oscar Anchondo, claiming the suspect had violated the terms of his release as he awaits trial. 

According to court documents obtained by KTSM, Anchondo is accused of disappearing from his mother’s house this week where he is supposed to remain when not under supervision. 

The paperwork also states Anchondo’s mother expressed concern that her son continues to use drugs, and believes he may be staying with an alleged drug dealer.

Anchondo was released last week on a $5,000 bond. He is charged with vehicular homicide in the death of Beto Romero, 16.

Romero was hit and killed outside his home on April 2 as he was leaving for school. According to court documents, Anchondo told police he stayed up doing meth the night before the crash and fell asleep at the wheel. 

Court records show Anchondo was charged with vehicular homicide in 2017 for a deadly crash in which two of his passengers were ejected. All charges were dropped in that case due to a lack of evidence. 

Conflicting records place Anchondo’s age at either 21 or 22. 

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