PHOENIX — A judge has denied bond for man believed involved in the
hit-and-run death of a Phoenix police officer.
Police say 24-year-old Jesus Cabrera Molina is being held on suspicion of
manslaughter and leaving the scene of a fatal collision.
Molina was arrested Monday in the death of 29-year-old Officer Daryl Raetz.
Raetz was conducting a DUI stop May 19 in west Phoenix when another vehicle
struck him and fled the scene. The six-year police veteran later died in a
Police investigators matched pieces of the vehicle from the crime scene with
parts that were missing from Molina’s SUV.
Court documents show that Molina told police he was drinking and doing cocaine
hours before the accident. But Molina insists he was at home asleep at the time
of the crash.