Teen crash victim's family faces suspect

Suspect requests bond reduction

By Terrell Forney - Reporter

MIAMI - A man accused of causing a crash that killed a 13-year-old girl was back before a judge Thursday for a hearing to determine whether his bond should be lowered. 

Sandor Guillen's bond was set at $1 million as he face charges of DUI manslaughter, reckless vehicular homicide and driving without a valid license. 

In the hearing, prosecutors pushed for the bond to remain because of concerns Guillen's family has access to significant wealth and over concerns the man could be a flight risk. 

However, Guillen's attorneys said their client recently filed for bankruptcy, and his Coral Gables home is in foreclosure. 

Under oath, Guillen tried to explain his connection, or lack thereof, to several businesses tied to his name. 

On April 13, Miami-Dade police said, Guillen was driving 100 mph in a bus-only lane in southwest Miami-Dade in his wife's Range Rover, when he slammed into a minivan, police said. 

Guillen, who cops believe was drunk, fled on foot after the crash, police said. 

The crash killed 13-year-old Kaely Camacho, who was riding in the back seat. Kaely's 16-year-old sister and their father, Kirk Camacho, survived. 

"I just want justice to be done," said Kirk Camacho as he tried to sway the judge's decision. 

Kirk Camacho was joined by dozens of other family members and friends who crowded the courtroom. Some of people wore blue shirts that read "We Love You Kaely." 

In the end, the judge decided he needed more time to make a decision over the bond issue. The suspect's assets will be examined. 

"Hopefully, he doesn't skip town. Hopefully, he doesn't make the bond. We just want to ensure that he comes back and faces his day in court. That's all the family wants," said Bruce Cease, an attorney for Camacho's family.

The hearing will continue at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.

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