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Next Pedro Bravo Case Hearing Scheduled For Nov. 12

By on August 27th, 2013
Carlos Aguilar, Christian Aguilar's father, visited Gainesville Tuesday for another case management hearing related to his son's death.

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Carlos Aguilar, Christian Aguilar's father, visited Gainesville Tuesday for another case management hearing related to his son's death.

Members of the Aguilar family wore white “Justice for Chris” T-shirts as they watched Pedro Bravo, charged with first-degree murder of UF student Christian Aguilar, enter the courtroom Tuesday afternoon for the fifth case management hearing at the Alachua County Courthouse.

Kramer said the prosecution has disclosed the forensic experts, including lab analysts who are responsible for the testing, discovery and collection of the items.

There has been a chemistry and DNA analysis of content found in Bravo’s car, and an analysis of Bravo’s computer will be available by the end of the week, he said.

Further depositions from those involved in the case have been set for Oct. 22, 28 and 29. Kramer said depositions will not be delayed based on the forensic evidence that comes in. The cutoff date of forensic testing for depositions is set for Jan. 14.

Kramer said he is attempting to establish a record that will entitle the state to a speedy trial.

“It’s taking a while because we have a lot of evidence,” said Darry D. Lloyd, spokesman for the State Attorney. “We want to make sure we take our time to get it right.”

The date for the next case management is set for Nov. 12 at 2 p.m., and Christian’s father, Carlos Aguilar, said the family plans to attend.

Aguilar said his family is not ready to move on until justice is served.

“That’s what we are hoping for so we can start healing,” he said.

Aguilar said there will be a ceremony on Oct. 12 in honor of the one-year anniversary of the day Christian was found in Levy County.

“Hopefully, we can be here and share with them the year in memory of my son,” he said.

Aguilar said the UF community has supported his family from the beginning and is still supporting them. He said he found out Tuesday that a few students created a memorial in a Gainesville church in his son’s memory.

“Today, I was moved by that,” he said. “Those things make you feel that everybody is watching; everybody wants this to end. They are supporting us…and I thank God for that.”


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