21-year-old Caitlynne Guajardo was pregnant when she was stabbed 20 times by her husband Alex Guajardo resulting in the death of herself and her unborn baby in August of 2019.
Two years later, her mother, Melanie Infinger, has filed a lawsuit against Harris County, Tex. insisting they are partially to blame for the horrific murder.
Guajardo — who allegedly had a history of domestic violence, as well as prior DUI charges — was arrested for assaulting his wife on July 31, 2019. According to an exclusive interview with Front Page Detectives, Caitlynne's mother urged her to come home to stay with her after the incident, but her daughter chose to stay in their apartment with her child, Alexis.
Only a few days later, Guajardo was released from jail on a personal recognizance bond, meaning he could leave without having to post any cash bail. The violent abuser returned home, and proceeded to mercilessly beat the young mother, before stabbing her death.
“She knew it was unsafe, so she gave Alexis to her stepmom and said, ‘I’ll call you when it safe’,” Infinger said in an interview, recalling her daughter's words after Guajardo was set free.
Unfortunately, the 21-year-old never got to make that call.
Even more upsetting, Infinger learned of the tragic death when she got a phone call from the county's medical examiner's office, who mistakenly broke the horrible news to her when they assumed that the worried mother had already been told.
“That’s when I lost it. ‘What did he do to my baby?’ I was screaming. I was on the floor just crying ‘cause I knew she was gone,” the grieving mom remembered, speaking through her tears.
Later, she admitted that she looked at her daughter's poor, broken body at her funeral, but wished she had known what to expect. “I wouldn’t even have looked in the casket. Because I have that vision in my head.”
Guajardo is currently expected to serve life in prison if found guilty at his upcoming trial, but Infinger believes that there will never be true closure because “she’s never coming back.”
Now, the determined parent is desperate to make sure that something like this doesn't happen to another family like it happened to her precious, pregnant daughter.
She recently sued Harris County on the grounds that Caitlynne's abusive husband should have never been able to go free from custody on a no-cash bond, considering his crimes, and thus, they were partially responsible for what happened following his unfortunate release.
“God gave me a gift of gab for a reason," Infinger commented, regarding the suit. "Obviously, using my daughter’s death and what happened with the criminal system…so no other parent and loved one has to go through this.”
The Pasadena Chief of Police Josh Bruegger agreed with Infinger, commenting, "These bail decisions are at least in part responsible for the death of Caitlynne Guajardo."
He went on, "This reform seems to have neglected the rights of crime victims and the overall safety of the public."