Judge orders murder suspect to be held without bond

Laura Swan

The Bisbee Observer

Last week Cochise County Superior Court Judge Jason Lindstrom ordered the man charged with murdering his boss be held without bail after the state presented evidence including surveillance footage to the judge.

Matthew Gistinger, 26, appeared in court on Thursday, January 26 seeking a reduction in bond in hopes of bonding out and going to Idaho with his father. His attorney, Andrew Marcy, argued that the reduced bail would allow the family to support Gistinger while the case is pending and allow for them to seek treatment for him.

Gistinger is currently being held in the Cochise County Jail charged with first degree murder, aggravated assault, attempted escape, and misconduct involving a weapon, armed robbery and burglary for the shooting death of his boss Brent Hester and an incident the day before in which Gistinger pointed a gun at Hester… full story (online subscribers only)

BHS female athletes making history

Laura Swan

The Bisbee Observer

Two Bisbee High School athletes are making history and will finish their senior year with remarkable school records.

Seniors Gabby Lopez and Adacelli Noriega are both a force to be reckoned with. Both girls have been offered athletic college scholarships and are planning to continue their love and passion for their sport.

Lopez has become the first Puma to score over 1,000 points in basketball. As of Monday, when Lopez spoke with The Bisbee Observer she has scored over 1,200 points and counting since there are still a few games left in the season. Her record is even more impressive because it has been reached in three seasons. Basketball season was cancelled in the 2020-2021 school year due to COVID….read full story (online subscribers only)

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