Judge lowers bond for man accused of using home as torture chamber

Marcel Bland
Marcel Bland

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – An Albuquerque man accused of using a South Valley home as a torture chamber got a break in court Wednesday. Back in April, a woman called 911 saying she was being held against her will at a home near Goff and Arenal by her boyfriend Marcel Bland.

Deputies found her, a bloodied victim passed out, a Taser, a claw hammer and scissors.  Bland’s girlfriend told deputies it was “routine” for him to bring victims home to be tortured.

In court Wednesday, Bland’s attorney provided documents from the alleged victims saying the allegations were not true. The judge then reduced Bland’s bond to $70,000 cash or surety which means he’ll have to come up with $7,000.

The prosecutor argued to keep the bond at $100,000.

KRQE News 13 reached out to the District Attorney’s office to find out if their case is in jeopardy, they say it is policy to not talk about open cases.

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