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Bond set at $500k for Julian Pesina murder suspect

Jerry Idrogo, 33, brought back to San Antonio from Ohio

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SAN ANTONIO – Jerry Idrogo, 33, who is accused of helping to facilitate the slaying of Balcones Heights police officer Julian Pesina, is being held in the Bexar County jail with bond set at $500,000.

Idrogo was brought back to San Antonio late Tuesday, extradited from Toledo, Ohio, where authorities arrested him nearly two weeks ago.

He has been charged with murder.

According to an arrest warrant affidavit, San Antonio police detectives believe Idrogo lured Pesina to his own tattoo parlor on Hillcrest Drive on May 5.

The affidavit stated that Idrogo then gave a signal, prompting two other men to drive up and shoot Pesina multiple times.

Police believe Idrogo also drove the getaway car with the two men inside, the affidavit stated.

It stated that investigators suspect the murder and Pesina were tied to the Mexican mafia.

Authorities said information from a witness helped them identify Idrogo as a suspect.

They later tracked him down in Ohio.


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