The two men implicated in the shooting death of Keith Castro appeared in court today and one of them is asking to be released to a third-party custodian.
Thomas Taitano is accused of beating Keith Castro with a baton before he was shot.
Taitano is asking to be released into the custody of former Adelup communications director Troy Torres and Taitano’s girlfriend Leonila Vasquez as potential third-party custodians.
Taitano would live at Torres’ residence and would have his girlfriend visit the home if necessary to act as a custodian.
However, that request was opposed by the government who stated that Torres and Vasquez are not appropriate custodians because they are potential witnesses in the case.
The government pointed out that an interview Torres did with Vasquez was posted on Torres’ website.
The court took the matter under advisement and will issue a decision at a later time.