Suspect in fatal vehicle crash pleads not guilty in separate case

Elexus Groves
Elexus Groves

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A Sandoval County deputy says suspect Elexus Groves is a danger to the community and has shown that over and over again.

Monday in court, he fought to keep her locked up.

Groves is the accused car thief charged with killing a mother and daughter while fleeing from police. She was back in court Monday in another case.

It’s a crime that the deputy says she should have stayed locked up for.

Instead, Sandoval County Magistrate Judge Delilah Montano-Baca lowered her bond allowing her to get out for just $140.

“I was just appalled. I can’t believe she was released, and then to hear that happened to a family in Albuquerque, that just broke my heart, felt like, I don’t know. I’m upset about how that situation and it still effects me, how it happened that she wasn’t held on a higher bond,” Deputy Robert Torres said.

Groves is still locked up without bond in the murder case so there’s no chance of her getting out on this case at this point.

The deputy wanted to make sure of that.

Monday, Groves pleaded not guilty to charges of aggravated assault on a peace officer, resisting arrest and receiving a stolen vehicle and property.

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