Fatal Hit and Run Suspect Released From Jail

Alleged driver in crash that killed teen released after posting bail

By Brian Hamacher, Hank Tester and Julia Bagg
|  Wednesday, Apr 25, 2012  |  Updated 8:29 PM EDT
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Sandor Guillen, who is charged in a hit and run crash that killed a 13-year-old girl in Southwest Miami-Dade, left the Turner Guilford Knight Jail shortly before 11 a.m. Tuesday with an officer escort. Guillen's attorney Bruce Lehr visited with him at the West Kendall home of his parents, where is under house arrest, on Wednesday.

Sandor Guillen, who is charged in a hit and run crash that killed a 13-year-old girl in Southwest Miami-Dade, left the Turner Guilford Knight Jail shortly before 11 a.m. Tuesday with an officer escort. Guillen's attorney Bruce Lehr visited with him at the West Kendall home of his parents, where is under house arrest, on Wednesday. "He has absolutely nothing to say. I have forbidden him from opening his mouth," Lehr told reporters.

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Bond Lowered to $205,000 In Fatal Hit and Run

The man charged in a hit and run crash that killed a 13-year-old girl in Southwest Miami-Dade was back in court Tuesday where a judge reduced his bond. NBC 6 spoke with Judge Leon Firtel, father Kirk Camacho and family friend Anata Tobar.

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Bree Ann Camacho posted a video on her Facebook page asking for support to keep Sandor Guillen's bond at $1 million. Guillen is charged in the hit and run crash that killed Camacho's 13-year-old sister, Kaely.
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The man charged in a hit and run crash that killed a 13-year-old girl in Southwest Miami-Dade was released from jail Wednesday morning after posting bail.

Sandor Guillen left the Turner Guilford Knight Jail shortly before 11 a.m. with an officer escort. He was still wearing an orange prison jumpsuit and using a walker.

Miami-Dade Corrections spokeswoman Janelle Hall said Guillen was brought home. Hall said he would be fitted for a house arrest bracelet at an undisclosed location.

Guillen is at his parents' home in West Kendall. Family members – one of whom was carrying two pizzas – did not speak as they entered the home Wednesday.

Guillen, 38, is facing vehicular homicide, DUI manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident charges in the April 13 crash that killed Kaely Camacho.

While under house arrest, Guillen won't be allowed to drive or drink alcoholic beverages. He also has to surrender his passport. He will be allowed to visit his doctor, lawyer and court, and go to work.

Guillen's attorney Bruce Lehr visited with him at the West Kendall home Wednesday.

"He has absolutely nothing to say. I have forbidden him from opening his mouth,” Lehr told reporters.

At a hearing Tuesday, Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Leon Firtel lowered Guillen's bond to $205,000, after it had been set at $1 million last week.

Dozens of Camacho family members and their supporters crowded the courthouse Tuesday, where they were hoping to keep the bond set at $1 million, claiming Guillen could be a flight risk.

Firtel also asked Guillen's family members, who are Nicaraguan natives, to surrender their passports, which they did.

Camacho was riding in her family's minivan with her father and sister on Southwest 184th Street near South Dixie Highway when their car was struck by a Range Rover Sport being driven by Guillen, police said.

According to a Miami-Dade Police arrest affidavit, Guillen's car was traveling 100 mph in a 40 mph zone when he struck the Camacho's minivan. He was driving in a Miami-Dade Transit bus way, police said.

The crash was so severe it ripped the minivan in half, police said. Guillen's car struck a tree and spun five times before it came to a rest 373 feet away from the crash scene, the affidavit said.

Guillen fled the scene on foot but was quickly caught on Southwest 184th Street near 102nd Place, the affidavit said. His breath smelled of alcohol and officers took a blood sample to measure his blood alcohol content, the report said.

Camacho was rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center where she later died. Father Kirk Camacho, 47, and sister Bree Ann, 16, were also hospitalized and later released.

The Southwood Middle School eighth-grader was laid to rest last week in Kendall, at a funeral attended by 2,300 people.

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