HOUSTON - "I've never had any of these defendants we've profiled on Breaking Bond on parole and on a felony PR bond charged with murder," said Andy Kahan with Crime Stoppers. "This is a first."
30-year-old Quinnton Allen is a convicted armed robber. He spent almost a decade in prison.
"He just got paroled December 3, 2021, and within two weeks, he gets charged with felon in possession of a weapon a gun, blatant violation," Kahan said.
Allen not only got to stay on parole, but 185th Criminal District Court Judge Jason Luong granted him a PR bond for his new felony charge of felon in possession of a weapon.
"How do you get a personal recognizance bond, a get out of jail free card, for a convicted felon just released from prison?" said Kahan.
That decision may have cost 29-year-old Luis Espinoza his life. Police say Allen shot and killed Espinoza on June 18. He's back behind bars with no bond set.
"Someone who is already convicted of a felony, and also has a weapon, they're not supposed to have that to begin with," said Sydney Zuicker with Crime Stoppers.
In a Breaking Bond report last month, we told you how Raymond Young and Delvin Clemons were out on bond for felon in possession of a weapon. Both went on to allegedly commit murder.
Because there are so many cases like this, Crime Stoppers is now researching the problem.
"My prediction is that felon in possession of a weapon is going to be present in a lot of our homicide cases, a lot of our family violence cases, and therefore it's something that has to be addressed," Zuicker said.