Trial canceled after Vara cuts off ankle monitor, flees
As of Friday afternoon, Jesus Noel Vara, who this week was set to stand trial for the 2015 death of his former brother-in-law, is considered an absconder.
Vara, 39, was arrested in May of 2016 on indictments for manslaughter and possessing between 4 and 200 grams of a controlled substance in Penalty Group 1.
Vara was indicted on the charges in November of 2015. He was released from the Uvalde County Jail on a pre-trial release program, but was once again jailed in October of 2017 for violating his agreement.
On Jan. 5, he was released on a $10,000 surety bond.
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