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February 2, 2013
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Murder suspect is placed on no-bail hold

The man accused in the death of 19-year-old Desiree Bragg was ordered held without bail during a Friday hearing.Carson City resident Leonardo Cardoza, 28, was arraigned on a charge of open murder with a deadly weapon.“At this point, I don’t feel I have enough information to prove he’s not a flight risk,” said Judge Steve McMorris, who was filling in for Justice of the Peace John Tatro. McMorris said the issue of bail could be revisited by Tatro, and set a March 22 date for a preliminary hearing.Cardoza allegedly began tailgating Bragg and her fianc, Steven Castro, from Highway 50 for two miles, following them to her mother’s house. He then allegedly idled at the end of the driveway on Cinnabar Avenue until Bragg got out of her vehicle, and then drove into her, according to arrest reports. Bragg died from her injuries Wednesday afternoon. Anyone with information about the case, or Cardoza’s whereabouts on Saturday is encouraged to call the Carson City Sheriff’s Office Detective’s Division at 775-887-2500.YOU CAN HELPAn account has been set up to help Bragg’s family with her medical expenses, funeral costs and raising her 5-month-old son. Donations can be made at any Greater Nevada Credit Union Account: 926595 Routing number: 321280143

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Feb 2, 2013 05:08AM Published Feb 2, 2013 05:07AM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.