Judge denies lower bond for illegal immigrant accused of killing Concord Township woman

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PAINESVILLE, Ohio- Juan Emmanuel Razo appeared in a Painesville courtroom on Monday following last week’s crime spree that left one woman dead.

Razo is accused of killing 60-year-old Peggy Kostelnik, shooting a woman in the arm on the Greenway Corridor and attempting to rape a 14-year-old girl on July 27.

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The 35-year-old suspect waived his right to a preliminary hearing on Monday. Razo’s attorney asked for a lower bond, originally set at $10 million, but Painesville Municipal Court Judge Michael Cicconetti denied that request.

The mother who survived the shooting made a brief statement in court. She requested that Razo’s bond stay at $10 million.

Razo’s defense attorney answered questions about his client’s immigration status, saying he is in the country illegally. The attorney said Razo has no prior conviction and has mental health issues. His family requests he be put in an institution.