Just after 3 a.m., police said, Herrera threw one punch. It landed on the side of Rodriguez’s head and neck.
He fell and later died.
Police charged Herrera with voluntary manslaughter, saying it would normally be murder, but Herrera acted solely as a result of a sudden, violent and irresistible passion.
In court Tuesday, Herrera asked for bond.
“Is it possible you can give me a bond soon to provide for my family as soon as possible?” Herrera asked the judge.
The judge denied his request and ordered him to be held without bond.
“Adrian broke a lot of lives, a lot of hearts,” Arriaga said.
Arriaga admits her husband had been drinking a lot, but said when he drank he was a baby and couldn't have fought anyone.
Herrera will be back in court next week.