Man awaiting trial on murder charges arrested again

Created: 07/09/2014 5:58 PM
By: Kai Porter, KOB Eyewitness News 4

An Albuquerque man who was released from jail in April while he awaited trial on murder charges is back in jail.

Deputies arrested 22-year-old Walter Brown Wednesday morning on charges of criminal sexual communications with a minor and attempting to commit criminal sexual penetration of a minor.

He's accused of sending graphic messages and trying to have sex with who he thought was young teenaged girl.

"It was not an actual 13-year-old girl," said Sergeant Arron Williamson with the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office. He said it was actually a member of their crimes against children unit.

"Over a 2 week period some of the text messages and emails that were sent were very graphic," said Williamson.

Brown is accused of stabbing a man to death inside an Albuquerque home in 2011.

In April the New Mexico Supreme Court ruled Brown’s $250,000 bond was too high for him to meet and he was released from jail.

But it didn’t take long before he was arrested again.

“This is an individual who is a true predator," said Williamson.

Williamson said deputies arrested Brown after he agreed to meet who he thought was a 13-year-old girl to have sex.

"He's released from jail and then goes out and prays on a 13 year old girl,” said Williamson. “As a parent that's extremely disturbing, as a parent of teenage girls, to know that an individual is out there who didn't learn his lesson the first time and is out there re-offending."

Brown is set to go to trial on the murder charges later this summer.

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