The wife of a man suspected of shooting another man outside a bar in the early morning hours the day after Christmas is facing charges of her own.
Detectives say they recently learned that Kristal Diaz-Antunez, 27, lied to them during their investigation into the fatal shooting of Jose Armando Alonzo-Lopez. Her husband, Carlos Valdovinos-Aguirre, 25, is wanted for second-degree murder in Alonzo-Lopez’s death.
Diaz-Antunez was arrested Tuesday and charged with being an accessory after the fact. On Wednesday afternoon, Circuit Judge Janette Dunnigan set Diaz-Antunez’s bond at $50,000 when she appeared via video conference for a first appearance hearing.
In addition to posting the $50,000, Diaz-Antunez, if released, was ordered into the supervised release program. The conditions of her supervised release would include that she surrender her passport, if she has one.
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“You are not allowed to leave Manatee County without permission of supervised release,” Dunnigan told her through a Spanish interpreter.
The State Attorney’s Office has argued for a higher bond because of the severity of the allegations, but Dunnigan disagreed, saying it was a second-degree felony.
A group of seven people appearing to be her loved ones sat in the courtroom gallery watching her hearing. One of the women appeared teary-eyed as she walked out.
Diaz-Antunez remained in custody at the Manatee County jail as of Wednesday evening.
Carlos Valdovinos-Aguirre remains at large. Originally from Mexico, he is said to be tall and thin.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call the MCSO at 941-747-3011, ext. 2519, or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS or submit an e-tip at manateecrimestoppers.com.