UPDATE: Bond denied for man accused of killing mother and half brother

By: KLKN Newsroom


OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ A judge has denied bond for a 25-year-old Omaha man accused of killing his mother and 5-year-old half brother and leaving his infant half brother in a dumpster.

Roberto Martinez-Marinero appeared in a jailhouse courtroom Tuesday for a bond hearing and communicated through a Spanish interpreter. Authorities say he surrendered to police Thursday and said he’d killed his mother, 45-year-old Jesus Ismenia Marinero and had thrown Josue Ramirez-Marinero in the Elkhorn River. Officials say he also admitted to putting 11-month-old Angel Ramirez-Marinero, who suffered only bruises, in the dumpster.

The judge ordered Martinez-Marinero’s girlfriend, 24-year-old Gabriela Guevara, held on $1 million bail. She is charged as an accessory.

Preliminary hearings for both Martinez-Marinero and Guevara have been set for June 5.