ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A man accused of raping and torturing his girlfriend will stay behind bars until trial.
Police say Justin Aragon tied the woman to a chair and beat her with a sledgehammer. He’s also accused of putting a pillowcase over her face, and pouring water over her repeatedly.
She says Aragon was taking her out to the mesa to kill her when she escaped at a gas station.
Judge Cindy Leos ordered Aragon held without bond for the safety of the community and the alleged victim.