WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas — A murder victim's mother is fighting to change how accused killers are released on bond.
According to police, Moriah Brocar's daughter, 21-year-old Stormie Callison, was shot and killed by 32-year-old Archie Rogers, Jr. in Bartlett on February 1.
In the affidavit, Rogers admitted to shooting Callison twice before fleeing the home where it happened, leading police on a lengthy chase.
Rogers has been in the Williamson County Jail on a $500,000 bond since February 2. But Brocar is worried he will soon be free on bond if a Williamson County judge agrees to reduce it.
There is a hearing on May 16 where Rogers' attorney, Robert M. Phillips, told KVUE they will plead before the judge to reduce Rogers' bond.
The case will be heard by 277th District Court Judge Stacey Mathews.
"I don't want her death to be in vain," Brocar said.
She has started a petition called "Stormie's Law" in honor of her daughter to try and get a bill passed to "stop confessed murderers from being allowed to post bond."
"It's not just about the victims' families, it's about public safety," Brocar told KVUE. "We believe that if you've confessed to a murder, you've forfeited your right to live free among us during the trial phase, or up until trial."
The petition already has more than 2,000 signatures.
"If this can save victims' families even more pain than they're already going through, then it means something," Brocar said.
Rogers' attorney told KVUE that, "The affidavit is the police version of the facts, which are likely to be contested in a trial. Merely admitting you shot someone is not a confession to murder."
Rogers is charged with murder, a first-degree felony.
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