Bond granted by the courts allowed Hammad Memon unrestricted travel inside the US, and investigators say it was that freedom that the Memon family used to try to smuggle him outside the reach of prosecutors.
"He [Hammad Memon] was left in the care of his parents, we trusted them to do the right thing, and they did not," Madison County Assistant District Attorney Tim Gann told WHNT News 19 on Monday afternoon.
Unless a person is facing a capital charge, bond is granted in most cases. Memon was forced to turn his passport over to authorities but prosecutors allege he was able to obtain another one through the Pakistani Embassy. Memon has dual citizenship.
He is being held in Dallas, Texas where he was arrested with his mother at a bus station after police traced the pair by using a cell phone ping. Madison Police investigators will leave Tuesday to bring him back to Madison County. Gann said his office will ask the judge to keep him locked up inside the Madison County Jail until his murder trial begins in June.