The family of Brit, 51, whose body was found in the New Mexico desert have been beaten as the murder suspect is released on bail
The family of a 51-year-old British civil servant obsessed with ‘Breaking Bad’, whose body was found wrapped in plastic in the New Mexico desert, near where the hit TV series was filmed , was released on bail as his murder suspect, 35, is released on bail
- Andy Jackson visited the Breaking Bad filming location after falling in love with the show
- But he was found dead and wrapped in plastic in the desert outside Albuquerque
- He moved to New Mexico after meeting – and marrying – a woman he met online
- Now the suspect charged with her murder has been released on bail, much to the chagrin of his family
- Andy’s brother Robin is still optimistic: ‘We trust the system to get justice’
The family of a British civil servant found beaten in the New Mexico desert said they were surprised that the man accused of his murder had been released.
Andy Jackson, 51, was found dead wrapped in plastic outside Albuquerque five years ago.
The Breaking Bad obsessive moved to the town where his favorite show was shot and filmed after he met a woman online – and married her.
Jackson moved to America amid weeklong whirlwind romance and love for Breaking Bad
But his adventure ended in tragedy when he was found dead and wrapped in plastic at home
But the ex-civil servant suffered two blows to the head in an attack on his Albuquerque farm, dying of his wounds before being wrapped up and left in the desert.
Suspect Joaquin Roibal has been released
Now his family have said they are upset that the man charged with the murder – Joaquin Roibal, 35 – has been released on bail.
Roibal’s charges include conspiracy to commit first degree murder and tampering with evidence, The Mirror reported.
Andy’s brother Robin, 48, told the newspaper: ‘As a family, we are surprised by this bail decision given the violent nature and seriousness of the case.
“However, we are confident that the US justice system will prevail and we trust the system to deliver justice for Andy.”
Mr Jackson had a whirlwind romance with an Albuquerque woman he met online in 2015.
The hit series starred Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul as a pair of crystal meth kingpins
Cranston is pictured in the pilot of the hit TV show, which ran for five years
The couple married in Sheffield over Christmas and moved to New Mexico the following week.
But the relationship ended within weeks and Andy spent time in hostels before moving to a farm.
The couple both filed restraining orders against each other and Mr Jackson sued for damages.
The woman is not suspected of being involved in his death.