Criminal District Court Judge lowers bond for capital murder defendants for the third time in 6 months

Judging by his rap sheet, 37-year-old Kevin Thompson is a dangerous criminal.

"Thompson has been to prison several times," said Andy Kahan with Crime Stoppers. "He got a 10-year stretch for several counts of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon. When he completed that, he also picked up two years for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon as well."

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In 2019, Thompson was charged with felony evading arrest and gets his first of four felony bonds.

"Then he picks up charges for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon, felon in possession of a weapon, a gun," Kahan said.

In September 2020, Thompson, along with his 37-year-old alleged accomplice Henry McCoy, are charged with capital murder.

"And that should be the end of the story," said Kahan. "That should have been it."

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Instead of denying Thompson bond, 351st Criminal District Court Judge Natalia Cornelio lowered Thompson's $250,000 bond to $150,000, then lowered it a second time to $100,000.

Thompson bonded out last April.

"He didn't even last a month before he forfeited his bond, violated his GPS monitor, and he's gone," Kahan said.

Thompson was arrested last Friday and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and felon in possession of a weapon. Currently, he's being held without bond.


Judge Cornelio lowered Henry McCoy's bond for capital murder from $250,000 to $200,000. He also bonded out and failed to return to court. He's also in jail with new felony charges.

Back in February, we told you about a then 17-year-old Jonathan Vera being charged with capital murder in June 2018.

In March 2021, Judge Cornelio lowered Vera's $250,000 bond to just $50,000.

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In no time at all, Vera is out of jail and accused of taking another life.

Police say after speeding and running a red light, Vera killed 23-year-old TSU student Summer Chester.

Vera is charged with Capital murder in the death of 54-year-old Silvano Cortez, Ena Jeter's father.

"I ask the judge, are you telling me my dad's life was only worth $5,000, what he had to pay to get out? And that this young lady's life that is now gone, what do you tell her family?" Ena Jeter said.