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Accused Picasso Vandal Ordered to Jail

By Juan A. Lozano
|  Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013  |  Updated 10:48 AM CDT
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Museum to Return Vandalized Picasso to Display

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Museum to Return Vandalized Picasso to Display

A Houston museum said it expects to put a 1929 Pablo Picasso painting that was damaged by a vandal back on display on Wednesday.
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A man accused of vandalizing a 1929 Pablo Picasso painting in Texas, in an act caught on cellphone video, has been ordered jailed on $500,000 bonds.

Uriel Landeros fled to Mexico after he was accused of spray-painting "Woman in a Red Armchair" at Houston's the Menil Collection on June 13. He surrendered last week at the U.S.-Mexico border.

A state judge in Houston agreed with prosecutors Wednesday that Landeros is a flight risk.

Landeros faces felony graffiti and criminal mischief charges. The 22-year-old said little during the brief court hearing.

The vandalism was caught on video and posted on YouTube. The vandal left behind an image of a bullfighter, a bull and the word "conquista," which means "conquest" in Spanish.

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