Suspect in West El Paso Murder Behind Bars, Again

El Paso News

One of the two men suspected of murdering Christian Jorjorian in August 2016 during a drug deal gone wrong in 2016 was booked into the El Paso County Detention Center for a probation violation – again.

This is the second time Marcelo Mailland was arrested for a probation violation while he awaits trial for Capital Murder. 

The shooting happened August 18, 2016 when Mailland and his co-defendant, Marco Nava, allegedly arranged a drug deal with Christian Jorjorian in the 1000 block of Calle Park in West El Paso. Court documents state the pair conspired to steal drugs from Jorjorian when the deal went wrong, and Mailland allegedly fired a gun at him.

Neighbors later located Jorjorian’s body on the street outside of his home where police say that he tried to run away from the vehicle he was in with Mailland and Nava.

EPPD were able to locate Mailland and Nava by tracking a social media app that was used during the communication leading up to the reported drug deal.

Court documents allege that Mailland, who was a recent Cathedral High graduate at the time of the murder, fled to Tucson after the shooting. He was extradited to El Paso on August 30, 2016 and was released December 16, 2016 after posting a $300,000 bond.

Mailland wasn’t out of jail long before he was taken into custody June 6, 2017 on a probation violation. He posted a $341,000 split bond and was once again released in July 2017.

Jail records indicate that Mailland was taken into custody again Wednesday after a warrant was issued by the judge in the case. His bond is currently listed at $1 million.

Mailland’s trial date has been set for August 10, 2018. His co-defendant Marco Nava pleaded guilty to murder in December 2017 and was sentenced to 30 years in prison.  

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