TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) - Bond has been set at $500,000 for a man charged with murder in the death of a man in Texarkana, Ark.
The Texarkana Gazette reports that a Miller County judge set the bail for 24-year-old Miguel Angel Martinez who was arrested Nov. 21 in Tulsa, Okla., and returned to Texarkana to face the charge for the death of 57-year-old Jamie "Jimmy" Barrios.
Martinez declined the appointment of a public defender to represent him and said he would hire his own lawyer.
Police say Barrios' body with trauma to the head was found in his home by officers on Nov. 16 after a friend stopped at the home and saw a trail of blood leading to the front door.Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.