Defendant in RGC murder case may have violated bond conditions

A man awaiting trial in connection with the 2017 death of Rio Grande City teen Chayse Olivarez may have violated the conditions of his release on bond, according to state prosecutors.

Visiting Judge Rogelio Valdez scheduled a hearing for Thursday on whether to revoke Jose Luis Garcia Jr.’s bond after prosecutors with the 229th District Attorney’s office filed a motion alleging he violated the conditions of his release.

The motion alleges that on June 28, Garcia drove himself, unsupervised, from his home in Starr County to Hidalgo County, thus violating the condition that he be supervised by a parent at all times.

Garcia is facing charges of capital murder, tampering with evidence and tampering with physical evidence, namely a human corpse related to the death of Olivarez whose dismembered remains were discovered on a Roma ranch in July 2017.

Garcia pleaded not guilty to all charges.

A trial is currently scheduled for August.