Friday, August 12, 2011

Former Fort Carson Veteran's Bond Remains At $200,000

A former Fort Carson veteran Sgt. Albert Granados who has been incarcerated since early July in Colorado Springs for ten alleged counts, from Murder 1-extreme indifference to assault 3-know/reckless cause injury on 11 Aug, 2011 requested through his lawyer to have his bond reduced and issued a plea of not guilty. The lawyer stated that Mr. Granados was a 15 year honorable veteran who had served his country well including three tours in Iraq. He further stated that Mr. Granados when the alleged acts happened was on Si-co-tropic drugs and was suffering from PTSD. That during the past 35 days he had been taken off the drugs and wanted the VA to evaluate them.
His lawyer ask that the bond be reduced to something like $50,000 so that Mr. Granados or his family could afford the cost. The lawyer stated Mr. Granados was a poor man with only his disability and had no way of raising the bond. His family was willing to have a family member come to Colorado Springs to assist Mr. Granados in finding an apartment and help monitor his activities. He stated that his client had no past history of convicted offenses, had family who had agreed to help and would like to see him put in a VA program for evaluation with a GPS leg tracker. He further stated that because his client was off the drugs, knew he was not to be in contact with the plaintiff, he was not a danger to anyone and was not going to flee.
The defendant's wife told the judge that because of his actions in the Colombian Army, killing at least 17 Communist gorillas, the PTSD and Si-co-tropic drugs, this was a one time episode and that she felt he should be put in a VA evaluation program since he was not a criminal. Her and the defendants brother were visibly shaken and broke down and sobbed at one point. Neither her or anyone else in the courtroom testified that Mr. Granados bond should remain at $200,000.
The Assistant District Attorney, detective on the case and defendants father-in-law testified that the bond should be maintained or raised since Mr. Granados was a danger to family members and the community. The assistant district attorney pointed out that Mr. Granados had friends in the community who could provide him weapons if he were free, he was considered a flight risk and numerous other reasons why the bond should remain in place.
The lead detective stated that the domestic violence had continued in the family for at least 15 years. The defendant had threatened to kill several police officers and others at his former residence in Colorado Springs, placed a gun to the head of the grandson while still living on Fort Carson and he had documented evidence to these and other incidents. He also stated that the defendant had a sniper rifle, 2 AR-15's, a modified shotgun, 2 9mm pistols, boxes of ammunition, body armour, survival gear he was attempting to retrieve when apprehended including a 9mm Beretta in his car which were all confiscated. Mr. Granados lawyer pointed out to the court that all weapons and equipment were legally purchased and owned.
The father-in-law testified that he, "was not buying the song and dance put on by the defendant's lawyer" and that he considered Mr. Granados a danger to his daughter, grandson and community at large. He further attempted to state that Mr. Granados had threatened to kill him three times, he had lost tract of the number of individuals he had threatened to kill, when Mr. Granados lawyer objected. The judge told him to let the father-in-law finish, which he did. His last statement read into the record was to whatever extent it took, he would protect his daughter and grandson.
The district attorneys office requested the bond be raised an additional $50,000, however the judge felt the defendant could not raise the current bond, so there was no use increasing it further. After careful consideration reviewing all documentation, the judge rendered his decision that the bond remain at $200,000. He further told Mr. Granados bond did not have a bearing on guilt or innocence and that just with Count 1 if convicted, he faced a minimum of 8 years to life in prison.
The date for Court Motions was set for 29 Sep., 2011 at 1:30pm, Trial Readiness 10 Nov., 2011 at 11:00am and Trial Date for 14 Nov., 2011 at 9:00am. When ask the defendant's lawyer indicated he expected the trial to last no longer than one week.

14 comments:

rainywalker said...

The author of this blog will make corrections when provided. "The one time episode," mentioned above I have been told refers only to this court case and not past domestic abuse. However it was not taken out of context by the author.
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Anonymous said...

Are you Alberto Granados's father in law?

rainywalker said...

Yes.

rainywalker said...

If you have ever been a father or someday will be you will understand just how far a father will go to protect his children. My articles have been fair and balanced. When did I ever need help after I had attemped to murder someone and rape them five times? Stop looking at the trees and look at the forest. I'm only trying to protect family members there is no hidden agenda. Your the ones with the hidden agenda. Wake up and look at the real world for a change.

Anonymous said...

She should have left a long time ago, she has been in this situation before with other husbends so she should know when to get out, I find it funny that every husbend she has ever had has ended up in jail because of her.....hmmmm

rainywalker said...

Would you like to explain how she made two husbands do anything?

Anonymous said...

She is probably lying, I'm sorry but you can't get pistol whipped and have no markings.....she had no signs of abuse no bruises no bleeding NOTHING and yet he is in jail? This makes zero sense. She over exagerated the situation.

rainywalker said...

Get a copy of the police report and stop believing your family. It states, "she had a pistol placed in her mouth and was raped five times." Nobody said she was pistoled whipped except lyers.

Anonymous said...

I heard that the wife is an ex stripper. I don't think strippers give credible testimony. Don't trust strippers. Sorry dude but you got had!

rainywalker said...

If you rob banks, does that make you a murderer? When I get had will be the day I die! Please feel free to come up with some new material.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like the soldier is lying about killing all those people. What is he Rambo or something? Just another loser making empty threats. All bark and no bite! A stripper and lying psychopath, this should be made into a lifetime movie.

rainywalker said...

He has a lot of friends in this area. Trial is set for 7 Feb., 2012 unless it is changed.

Anonymous said...

I worked along side him for long enough to realize that he did experience some serious combat and especially his time he served in the columbian army and the stories he told me. He trained me to be able to do a lot of shit you dont learn out of a book. He had all those weapons and equipment in his house because he is a soldier. He bought all those things legally and how do they know that he was trying to grab those when he was arrested. If he wanted to fight the police or kill anyone he couldve easily had done it. I dont know what happened that night and Im sure no one except those that were there know the truth. But he's not a psychopath just a retired combat vet whose seen a lot of bad stuff and has no outlet. I would still have him watch my back any day.

rainywalker said...

Thank you for your comments. They were very well written.