Suspect of Albuquerque stabbing spree will remain in jail ahead of trial
Prosecutors had filed a motion for remand to keep Gutierrez in jail, writing in the court filing that he was “an extremely violent and dangerous person.”
During Friday’s hearing, the prosecutor revealed that detectives now believe Gutierrez stabbed at least 13 people, after police initially identified 11 victims.
Gutierrez is accused of randomly stabbing the victims as he rode his bike along Central.
“He stabbed several people in the neck, face, back and other very, very dangerous areas,” prosecutor Christine Jablonsky told the judge during the hearing. “It’s honestly a miracle that none of these people died from these injuries.”
Gutierrez has a criminal history dating back more than two decades, including burglary, assault and drug charges. A public safety assessment tool that judges use recommended that Gutierrez be released.
His lawyer asked the judge to follow him and release Gutierrez under strict conditions.
“The court has conditions it can impose,” Heather LeBlanc said. “Like an inpatient treatment program, with GPS monitoring. Mr. Gutierrez also indicated that if released, he could live with his mother. She is disabled.