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Woman accused of killing ex-husband's girlfriend requests bond reduction

Posted at 3:44 PM, Oct 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-03 21:27:49-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A woman accused of fatally shooting her ex-husband's girlfriend wants out of jail.

Thelma Villareal's bond is currently at $1 million but today she asked that her bond be reduced to $300,000.

The judge denied her request.

Police say on December 29, 2018, Villarreal went to her ex-husband's home on Homecrest and shot and killed his girlfriend, Alexandra Winfree.

During this morning's hearing, Winfree's mother took the stand, claiming Villareal stalked her 21-year-old daughter.

"She would visit me and look out my window and say "Oh, she's there"," recalled Alejandrina Winfree,"She would drive back and forth in the middle of the night and I was worried for that but nothing happened. Had I known what kind of danger she was in before."

The judge denied her request because Villareal violated a protective order filed by the victim.

Villarreal is expected to go to trial in November.