Bond reduced for Durham man accused in pregnant wife's death
Posted September 6, 2011
Durham, N.C. — A judge has reduced bond for a Durham man accused of killing his pregnant wife in 2005.
Attorneys for Raven Abaroa, 35, asked a judge on Tuesday to reduce his $5 million bond to $500,000. The judge lowered Abaroa's bond to $3 million, instead. He remains in jail.
Janet Abaroa, 25, was pregnant with her second child when she was stabbed to death in an upstairs room at her and her husband's Durham home on April 26, 2005.
Police arrested her husband on Feb. 1, 2010, in southern Idaho and charged him with first-degree murder in the case. He had moved to Utah and Idaho with the couple's son, Kaiden, after the stabbing and later remarried.
Raven Abaroa has maintained that he was at a soccer game when his wife was killed and that he found her when he returned home later that night.