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Nadia Irsan remains in jail due to flight risk

HOUSTON – A woman linked to the high-profile death of a Houston college student and charged with stalking her own sister will remain in jail on $500,000 bond.

The attorneys for Nadia Irsan, 31, argued Irsan’s bond was extremely oppressive for a third-degree felony.

The alleged victim in the case was not present in court today, but the twin brother of man allegedly murdered by Irsan’s father was in court, and asked the judge not to reduce Irsan’s bail.

“It’s not about hurt, it’s about safety,” Cory Beavers said.

Beavers’ brother, Coty Beavers was shot and killed in November 2012.

Prosecutors, bolstered by FBI agents, Tuesday, maintained that Irsan’s case was unique, and she was capable of fleeing the country because she is also a citizen of Jordan.

Prosecutors said that Irsan played a role in some of the murders allegedly committed by her father, including the January 2012 shooting death of Gelareh Bagherzadeh, a Houston-area college student.

The judge ultimately decided to keep Irsan’s high bond in place. And if she does get out of jail before trial, she will be required to wear an ankle monitor and remain within a 15-mile radius of her home, the judge said.