The Associated Press
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - An admitted drug smuggler who was shot by a pair of U.S. Border Patrol agents in 2005 -- must remain in custody.
Osvaldo Aldrete Davila was in court today in El Paso seeking bond, but the hearing ended without a decision.
A judge gave Aldrete's lawyer until next week to submit written evidence in favor of letting the suspect free before his trial on drug smuggling charges.
Now-ex agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean were convicted last year of violating Aldrete's civil rights and of tampering with evidence. Both are in prison.
During today's hearing, a Drug Enforcement Administration agent testified evidence showed Aldrete, months after the shooting, was back in the U.S. driving loads of marijuana.