ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - A murder suspect accused of trying to get out of jail by pulling a fast one on jail guards tried to get out the legal way Tuesday.
Joel Spies, 32, is accused of killing Donald Gregg after the two got into fight in 2010.
In August 2012, Spies used a fake name and told MDC guards he was going into the community custody program.
The guards believed him at first, but another guard realized it was a ruse.
On Tuesday, Spies’ attorney asked that her client be released so he could be with his girlfriend who is also a witness in his case. She said they have a child together.
The judge did release Spies on the community custody program this time, but would not allow him to see his girlfriend.
His trial for murder is set for Oct. 21.
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