Virginia Murder Suspect Braulio Castillo Denied Access to His Money

$2M bond set earlier this month

Michelle Wayland

An Ashburn, Va., CEO accused of killing his wife lost a battle in his effort to get out of jail.

Earlier this month a judge set a $2 million bond for Braulio Castillo, who's charged with first-degree murder, accused of killing his wife, Michelle, and then trying to make her death look like a suicide.

But the couple's adult son went to court to freeze his father's assets.

After a hearing this week, a judge ruled Castillo will not be allowed to access his money, meaning he'll remain in jail for now.

At the time of Michelle Castillo's death, the couple was going through a divorce, and she had obtained a protective order against him.

Police found her body hanging in a basement bathroom on the morning of March 20. She was beaten and suffocated, then hanged in a basement shower to make the death look like a suicide, investigators said.

Braulio Castillo was arrested 10 days later.

He was the CEO of a small technology contractor in Leesburg. He had five children with Michelle.


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