CHEYENNE, Wyo.- 21-Year-old Armando Ramirez-Serna appeared back in court for another initial appearance after charges were dismissed by Judge Denise Nau in a Laramie County courtroom on Tuesday, January 9.
New charges have been filed in the case including first-degree murder, third-degree arson and attempted robbery.
On Wednesday, January 10, Serna appeared in front of Judge Thomas Lee in a Laramie County courtroom through video conferencing from the Laramie County Detention Center.
Serna agreed to have a public defender represent him as the case continues. Judge Lee set his bond to $50,000 and a preliminary hearing for January 19. Serna will remain at the Laramie County Detention Center.
The original charges included first-degree murder, aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon, first-degree arson and concealing a felony. The Laramie County District Attorney did not anticipate the decision by Nau.
The case goes back to November when a body was found in a reservoir in Laramie County near the Hereford Ranch. Deputies were responding to a burning vehicle near the area.
Serna was later found in Nebraska and brought back.