No bond granted to Pedro Bravo
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WSVN) -- Wearing what appeared to be a restraining prison uniform, Pedro Bravo faced a judge Saturday.
At only 18-years-old, Pedro Bravo was charged with murder of the first-degree. Gainesville detectives he killed his friend Christian Aguilar.
"We do not know where Christian Aguilar is," said Officer Ben Tobias.
After eight days of intense searching, police found no sign of Christian Aguilar in the woods around Gainesville. Where his body is remains a mystery, but detectives said they have enough eveidence to charge Bravo with his murder.
According to police reports, the two teens were seen together last Thursday at a Best Buy. The question is, what happened once they left?
Police said Bravo gave several stories but eventually confessed to beating Aguilar in a wooded area. The report said Bravo admitted to beating Aguilar to the point where he was barely breathing and not moving. He also confessed to leaving Aguilar lying on his back, partially in water.
"I believe Pedro knows where Christian Aguilar is," said Tobias. "He's not providing us that information so he is hapering our investigation."
Officers are frusterated because Bravo stopped speaking to them once he hired an attorney.
"He's not going to speak to them at this point," said attorney Ron Kozlowski.
Detectives have found Christian Aguilar's bookbag inside of a suitcase in Pedro Bravo's closet as well as blood stains in his car.
Pedro has not been granted bond and remains in the Alachua County Jail.
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