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Christian Castro in court for bond reduction hearing

Christian Castro, 21 (Source: Lubbock County Sheriff's Office) Christian Castro, 21 (Source: Lubbock County Sheriff's Office)
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Christian Castro, 21, a key figure in the Mark Ysasaga investigation, appeared in court Thursday morning for a bond reduction in a retaliation case.

Castro was arrested early Wednesday morning, Aug. 17, and charged with domestic assault and resisting arrest after Lubbock police say he assaulted his pregnant girlfriend.

Castro bonded out of jail around 6:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, but was booked back in to the Lubbock County Detention center by 8:45 p.m. Thursday on charges of retaliation.

Officials tell us these charges stem from Castro threatening to sodomize an officer's wife during his arrest on Wednesday.

He is being held on a $100,000 bond.

Blanca Castro, Christian's mother, was present and asked the court to reduce Christian's bond to $10,000. She told the court that she has made efforts such as getting a car title loan and talking to bond companies to reach $100,000 but was unsuccessful.

She asked to have Christian live with her so she can watch him and try to keep him in line. Castro said she would make sure Christian has no contact with the assault victim

Prosecutors say Christian has been arrested 10 times for theft, vehicle burglaries and possession of drugs. He was also indicted twice on domestic assault charges. Protective orders have been filed in both cases for the two different victims.

The defense is arguing it's an "abuse of the criminal judiciary system" to have his bond as high as $100,000 for retaliation. 

The judge has not made a decision but will have one at a later time. 

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