UPDATE: Court reprimands Oro Valley murder suspect Trevor Draegeth

Faces return to jail with any further violation of orders

Back to jail for Trevor Draegeth

TUCSON, AZ (KOLD News 13) - A judge told an Oro Valley murder suspect that he is to curtail personal use of electronic devices or he will find himself back in jail.

Trevor Draegeth was in court on Monday, May 6, for a hearing regarding a request to reconsider or revoke the conditions of his release.

The Pima County Attorney’s Office has accused Draegeth of violating the terms of his release. They said he allegedly tried to contact his late wife’s family members.

The judge reprimanded Draegeth and said he could only use electronic devices for work-related purposes. Any further violation by Draegeth of the court’s orders would land him back in jail, according to a court spokeswoman.

Draegeth is suspected of allegedly killing Laurie Draegeth on Feb. 12 in their home in the 200 block of East Brearley Drive. He was arrested on March 6 and held on a cash-only bond of $10 million.

On April 10, a judge granted a request to lower the bond to $250,000 and Trevor Draegeth was released.

According to the county attorney’s claim, Draegeth allegedly reached out to Laurie Draegeth’s family the very next day through the game app Words With Friends.

One of the family members told police that Draegeth wrote a blog post and that she was “convinced he knows we are reading (it)," according to a complaint made to the police.

Trevor also allegedly posted a message on a Facebook tribute page made by Laurie’s family.

The Words With Friends messages, which began with, “Hey outta the thugs’ hands for now," conveyed “a happy thought about Laurie” as well as comments about some of her family members.

The Facebook message conveyed a love for Laurie and contained references to feelings of being sacrificed “in the volcano."

A portion of the message said, “Fine, kill me if it’ll make you all happy, I loved her and you can’t change that even if you put me in lava, ...”

A family member described the message as “extremely poor taste.”

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