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Hotel Murder Suspect Released on Bail

July 15, 2001|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

A Houston man charged with murder in the death of a female co-worker at the Industry Hills Sheraton five years ago was released from jail Saturday after his family posted bail, said a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman.

Robert Lee Salazar, 37, was released from Twin Towers jail about 9:30 a.m., said Sheriff's Deputy Faye Bugarin. He is expected to return to Texas before his next court date in Los Angeles, Aug. 3.

Salazar, charged with first-degree murder in the death of Sandra Lorena Orellana, 27, was freed after a Superior Court judge lowered his bail from $1 million to $500,000. His family posted bail Friday.

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