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SOCORRO, N.M. (KRQE) – A Lemitar man accused in a double murder at a Socorro home is being released from jail. Twenty-one-year-old Trenton McDaniel is accused of shooting and killing Jerid Trujillo and Christopher Heath on July 3. It’s still unclear why he opened fire.

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On Tuesday the state withdrew its motion for pretrial detention, according to court documents. The state, in a separate motion, joined with the defense in asking for conditions of release. According to court documents, “the state is agreeing to the defendant’s release.” It also states that in the interest of justice that both parties have more time to develop discovery and prepare for the preliminary examination.

Judge Mercedes Murphy ordered he be released on GPS monitoring to his grandmother.


Correction: In a previous version of this story, KRQE News 13 reported that the “state requested he be held behind bars, arguing he is an accused killer and is a danger to the community.” However, on Tuesday, the state withdrew its motion for pretrial detention. The post has since been updated.