WESLACO, Texas (KVEO)—A man accused of killing his 19-year-old stepdaughter received a bond reduction Tuesday morning.
Guadalupe Ybarra, 37, received a bond reduction by 93rd state District Judge Fernando Mancias. His bond was dropped from $1 million to $300,000.
Ybarra and Esmeralda Chapa were both arrested in connection to the death of Ruth Esmeralda Olvera.
Officers responded to 2101 W Expressway for a welfare concern at 8 p.m. and located Olvera at the scene with an apparent gunshot wound.
Chapa and Ybarra are charged with first degree murder facing a 5 to 99 year life sentenced.
Mercedes police said the motive may have been based on a jealous act.
Neither suspect has been indicted yet.
Police encourages the community to report any act of domestic violence to 956-565-3102.