My name is Melanie Infinger and I am the mother of Caitlynne who was brutally murdered by her husband along with her unborn child. Alex Guajardo had been arrested multiple times in the months before he killed my daughter. Each time he was released on a PR or free personal recognizance bond. Days before he killed my daughter he was arrested for assaulting Caitlynne. The county once again issued a PR bond and released Alex. Within hours of his release he brutally killed Caitlynne and later said that he intentionally stabbed her multiple times in the belly to ensure that no other man could raise his child should she survive.
My daughter thought that the system would protect her, but as the Chief of Police in Pasadena, Texas noted, the reforms that allowed Alex to be released on a PR bond were partly to blame for my daughter's death.
I am now on a mission to limit the use of PR bonds in common sense ways that do not limit first offenders from being eligible for them, but will bring back accountability to criminal justice reform. If you would like to help me, please go HERE to send an email to your Texas representative and Texas senator asking them to support Caitlynne's Law. My coalition of law enforcement, victims' groups and others have designed a system that will determine who your representative and senator are by simply entering your name and address and it will automatically look up your representative and senator and send them a pre-written email asking them to join our team. The Texas legislative session will be starting in the coming weeks. It is time to start our push. Please help me make a difference.
If you get a response from your one of your representatives please forward it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are not a resident of Texas, you can help as we move forward, but this push is for Texas residents only.