Braulio Castillo, Accused of Killing Estranged Wife, Posts $2 Million Bond

An Ashburn CEO accused of first-degree murder in his wife's death earlier this year will remain free on bond after a judge denied a motion by the prosecution to revoke his bond Wednesday, News4's David Culver reported.

Braulio Castillo was charged April 1 with Michelle Castillo's murder after her body was found in the lower level of her Ashburn home. Police said her four young kids woke up that morning and reported her missing.

Prosecutors said Braulio and Michelle were in the midst of a bitter divorce at the time of her death.

Braulio Castillo posted a $2 million bond Tuesday and left Loudoun County Detention Center. Braulio managed to raise the bond despite many of his assets being off limits to him, frozen at the request of the couple's adult son.

Prosecutors wanted the bond revoked Wednesday, saying they have DNA evidence linking him to the scene, including his blood.

Braulio's trial is scheduled to begin Sept. 15.

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