WUFT News

Pedro Bravo hearing rescheduled in Christian Aguilar murder

By on January 22nd, 2013

An Alachua County court decided Tuesday to reschedule the case management hearing of Pedro Bravo, the 19-year-old charged with the murder of University of Florida student Christian Aguilar, for April 23.

Aguilar’s parents, Carlos and Claudia, sat with their hands intertwined next to family members and loved ones as Bravo appeared in court for only a few moments to hear the rescheduling.

The defender asked to reschedule the hearing, citing the large amount of information in the case.

Aguilar’s disappearance last September and the search and recovery effort for his body captured the attention of the community and the nation. Hundreds of volunteers scoured the area as details slowly emerged about Bravo, Aguilar’s high school friend, and his connection to the case.

Bravo is facing first-degree murder charges among others including kidnapping and poisoning.

Carlos Aguilar said the family drove to Gainesville from South Florida to show its investment in every stage of the case.

“We are here so that they know we care,” he said.

Also in attendance were Aguilar’s brother, cousin and friend Erika Friman who previously dated Bravo. Friman wore a shirt with Christian’s name tucked under a black blazer. She said everything still feels “surreal.”

Carlos Aguilar said he also wanted updated about the prosecution’s strategy and an idea of where the case is heading. He said he feels the case is getting stronger.

His father said the family plans to be present for the entire trial, whenever it begins.

“Christian still has a voice, and that voice is ‘I deserve justice,’” he said.


This entry was posted in Crime and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.
  • Azalea Chirino

    My heart goes to the family of Cristian Aguilar. Again what ever they need, my family and I will always be available to them. The Chirino family

  • Igor Shafarevich

    Of course, if one wished to distribute others’ income in an unfair manner, say among political supporters, the same centralized power would be needed as that required to pursue the subjective notion of fair income distribution.

 

More Stories in Crime

The Alachua County Sheriffs's Office Lenco BearCat Armored Personnel Carrier.

Sheriff’s Deputies Reprimanded After April Traffic Stop

Two Alachua County law enforcement officers were reprimanded after using an armored vehicle to pull a man over. Lucas Jewell was on his way home after the Orange and Blue game with one other passenger in his car.


Dignity Village

Police Union Raises Concerns Of Safety Issues At Local Homeless Community

Both the number of residents and reported incidents have increased at Dignity Village. Gainesville Mayor Ed Braddy and local PBA Representative Lt. Mike Schibuola discussed the rise of safety concerns for the local homeless community at a meeting Tuesday.


FDLE Takes Over Investigation Into Death Of Toddler

FDLE continues the investigation of a 16-month-old’s death. CCSO found the toddler unresponsive in a car Tuesday afternoon.


Florida Man Wanted For Murder Arrested In Upstate New York

Florida man wanted for murder has been arrested in upstate New York. The 25-year-old is wanted in connection with the murder of Thomas Nelson, who was shot to death in a Florida parking lot in May.


mugshotfinal

Man Involved In Robbery Arrested After Shoot-Out With Police

Yowab Ben-Israel has been charged with robbing the 1401 N. Main Street post office on Tuesday and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Police said Ben-Israel was injured by police gunfire after he pulled and pointed a gun at two responding deputies.


Thank you for your support

WUFT depends on the support of our community — people like you — to help us continue to provide quality programming to North Central Florida.
Become a Sustainer
I want to support FM 89.1/NPR
I want to support Florida's 5/PBS
Donate a Vehicle
Underwriting Payments