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Ibarra must keep wearing monitor
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The teen accused of killing a girl when his vehicle slammed head-on into a tree will have to continue wearing an electronic monitoring device if he wants to stay out on bond.The defendant, Ramiro R. Ibarra, now 20, had asked to be freed from having to wear the GPS monitoring device he has been required to wear since being released on $125,000 bond. He maintained the $300 a month charge to rent the device was too expensive for him and that it was interfering with him getting a job since it had to be constantly charged.Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley rejected his request and ordered him to continue wearing the monitor until he comes up for trial Oct. 29.Ibarra is charged with the death of Ashlyn Barnes, who was killed when his Chevy Blazer slammed into a tree while he was apparently off-roading in a field off Vervilla Road last year. He is also charged with injuries suffered by fellow passengers Amber Bates, 17, Geoffrey Washom, 20, and Holden Nunley, 19.Investigators believe he was under the influence of drugs when he intentionally drove his SUV into a farm field off Vervilla Road and began off-roading.Investigators point to the fact Ibarra passed through an open gate in the dark field as proof he was under control of his vehicle when he drove into the pasture.