Robbins rearrested on violation of bond
BRECKENRIDGE – Brandon Robbins, one of three Summit County men implicated in the death of a Breckenridge man last November, was arrested again Aug. 9 when an off-duty officer saw him at a local business.
Conditions in his bond prohibit him from being anywhere other than his Tiger Road home, church, school or work.
According to Breckenridge Police Chief Rick Holman, an officer saw Robbins at the business Aug. 1. The officer reported it, the District Attorney’s Office issued a warrant and the warrant was approved by a judge last week.
“We think it’s a very serious matter, and we think he should think it’s a very serious matter” Holman said. “Bond conditions are put there for a purpose.”
Robbins and two others – Michael Scott Dietert of Breckenridge and Brian Stockdale of Wildernest – face second-degree murder and first-degree assault charges in the death of 36-year-old Cody Weiland on Halloween night 2002. He died nine days later. He would have turned 37 Aug. 4.
Witnesses said the four became involved in an altercation at Mambo’s, a late-night delicatessen that closed its doors earlier this year. The fight resumed outside, at which point the three allegedly held Weiland on the ground and beat him. Weiland, who left behind a wife and small son, died of blunt head trauma, an autopsy revealed.
First-degree murder requires planning or intent, second-degree murder requires someone knowingly killed another, and reckless manslaughter requires that reckless behavior resulted in someone’s death.
Second-degree murder is punishable by a prison term of eight to 48 years.
Dietert, 21, appeared in District Court in Breckenridge July 29 to offer his testimony against the other men in exchange for a plea agreement, part of which would keep him out of prison.
District Court Judge Terry Ruckriegle declined to accept the deal. Dietert heads to County Court Sept. 9, where it will be determined if there is enough evidence against him to hold a trial.
Robbins and Stockdale faced County Court Judge Ed Casias in a preliminary hearing Aug. 1. Casias determined there was enough evidence to hold a trial.
Stockdale, who entered charges of not guilty to both charges, has a motions hearing Oct. 8; his trial is set to begin Jan 20. Robbins, who has not entered a plea on the assault and murder charges, is scheduled to appear at a motions hearing Nov. 7; his trial is slated for Feb. 9.
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