Posted on: December 15, 2017

12/15/2017 - Bexar County Grand Jury Indicts Man Who Set Fire that Killed Firefighter

San
Antonio, Texas, December 15, 2017: 
Tuesday,a Bexar County Grand Jury returned five indictments against Emond Johnson, age
39, for the charges of Felony Murder, Arson resulting in Death, two charges ofArson and Bodily Injury, and Arson-...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: November 27, 2017

11/27/2017 - 2nd Public Safety Town Hall Meeting

San Antonio, Texas, November 27, 2017: District Attorney Nico LaHood and The Bexar County Criminal
District Attorney’s Office will be hosting a series of Town Hall meetingsfocused on public safety for our community at-large. A Town Hall meeti...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: November 26, 2017

11/26/2017 - District Attorney Nico LaHood Launches Public Safety Town Hall Tour

San Antonio, Texas, November 13, 2017: District Attorney Nico LaHood and The Bexar County Criminal District Attorney’s Office will be hosting a series of Town Hall meetings focused on public safety for our community at-large. A Town Hall meeting ...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: November 9, 2017

Corporation Indicted for Environmental Crime Arising from Failed Septic Systems at Mobile Home Park

San Antonio, Texas, November 9, 2017: Today the Bexar County Grand Jury returned a true bill of indictment charging SAN MAN, Inc., a Texas corporation, with the environmental crime of “Intentional or Knowing Unauthorized Discharge of a Pollutant”...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: November 1, 2017

11/1/2017 - DWI “No Refusal” Arrests for October 2017

San Antonio, Texas: During the No Refusal program
this past month, beginning at 12:01 a.m. on 10/1/2017 through 11:59 p.m. on 10/31/2017there were 494 persons arrested for driving while intoxicated offenses and 250
blood draws.  Below is a br...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: October 31, 2017

Grand Jurors Return Fifth Indictment Against Genene Jones for 1981 Death of Paul Villarreal

San Antonio, Texas, October
31st, 2017:
 This morning, a Bexar County Grand Jury returned a true bill of
indictment against Genene Jones, age 66, for the September 24, 1981 murder of3-month-old Paul Villarreal. 

 

“These are y...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: October 17, 2017

10/17/2017 - Life Sentence for Man who killed Wife in Living Room

San Antonio, Texas, October 17th, 2017: On Friday, a Bexar County jury in Impact Court found George Chapple, age 64, guilty of the murder of his wife Kathy Ryder, age 56. Jurors sentenced Chapple to life within the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: October 16, 2017

10/16/2017 - Guilty plea for Porucha Phillips Accused of Tying up Children in Backyard results in 50

San Antonio, Texas, October 16, 2017: District Attorney Nico LaHood announced Friday that Porucha Phillips, age 34, entered a plea to two counts of Injury to a Child – Serious Bodily Injury and received a sentence of 50 years in prison. She will...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2017

10/13/2017 - Bexar County Family Justice Center Fashion Show Luncheon in Observance of Domestic Viol

WHAT: The second annual Bexar County Family Justice Center Foundation Fashion Show Luncheon will be held Friday, October 20th, 2017 in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The “Sisterhood of Strength & Style” s...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2017

10/13/2017 - Two Consecutive Life Sentences for Defendant Who Killed 5 Year Old

San Antonio, Texas, October 11, 2017: On Monday, Bexar County Judge Sid Harle, presiding judge of the 226th District court sentenced Abdi Abdi, age 20, to two life sentences within the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Abdi pled guilty to both murder ...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: September 27, 2017

9/27/2017 - DA LaHood Announces Upcoming Cite and Release Pilot Program

San Antonio, Texas, September 27, 2017: Today, Bexar County Criminal District Attorney Nico LaHood, alongside County Judge Nelson Wolff and Sheriff Javier Salazar announced the creation of an upcoming Cite and Release pilot program aimed at low-level, non...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2017

9/13/2017 - 88-Year Prison Sentence Handed Down to Step-Grandmother for Death of 5-Year-old Boy

San Antonio, Texas, September 13, 2017: Last night, a Bexar County jury in the 379th District Court sentenced Gloria Proo, age 52, to 88 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. On Monday, jurors found Proo guilty of Injury to a Child C...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: September 7, 2017

9/7/2017 - Grand Jury Indicts Accused Serial Rapist Who Targeted Medical Center Area

San Antonio, Texas, September 7, 2017: Today, a Bexar County Grand Jury returned six indictments against Anton Jamail Harris, age 18, for the charges of Aggravated Sexual Assault and Aggravated Robbery. Beginning in June 2015, the defendant went on a two ...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2017

9/1/2017 - DWI “No Refusal” Arrests for August 2017

San Antonio, Texas: During the No Refusal program this past month, beginning at 12:01 a.m. on 8/1/2017 through 11:59 p.m. on 8/31/2017 there were 394 persons arrested for driving while intoxicated offenses and 184 blood draws. Below is a breakdown of the ...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2017

8/24/2017 - 45-Year Sentence for Man Who Violently Assaulted Girlfriend and Three Children

San Antonio, Texas, August 24, 2017: This week, Felony Impact Court Judge Laura Parker sentenced Markus Lorenzo Scott, age 39, to 45 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for the charge of Injury to a Child Causing Serious Bodily Inju...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: August 23, 2017

8/23/2017 - Life Sentence for Man Who Murdered Neighbor and Killed Man during Crime Spree

San Antonio, Texas, August 23, 2017: This afternoon, a Bexar County jury in the 186th District Court sentenced Charles Ray Hall, age 31, to life in prison for the 2014 murder of his neighbor Lawrence Carroll. Last Friday, jurors found Hall guilty of the m...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: August 22, 2017

8/22/2017 - Life Sentence for Man Who Terrorized Young Woman in 2013 Robbery

San Antonio, Texas, August 22, 2017: Last week, Bexar County jurors in Felony Impact Court sentenced Juan G. Rodriguez, age 32, to life in prison and an additional 20 years behind bars. Jurors took less than 15 minutes to find Rodriguez guilty of Aggravat...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2017

8/11/2017 - 30-Year Prison Sentence for Drunk Driver Who Killed Teen with Muscular Dystrophy

San Antonio, Texas, August 11, 2017: This week, 290th District Court Judge Melisa Skinner sentenced Richard Sanchez, age 50, to 30 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Sanchez pleaded “no contest” to the charges of Intoxi...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: August 1, 2017

8/1/2017 - DWI "No Refusal" Arrests for July 2017

San Antonio, Texas: During the No Refusal program this past month, beginning at 12:01 a.m. on 7/1/2017 through 11:59 p.m. on 7/31/2017 there were 469 persons arrested for driving while intoxicated offenses and 182 blood draws. Below is a breakdown of the ...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: July 25, 2017

7/25/2017 - 10-Year Prison Sentence for Drunk Driver Who Struck Crowd

San Antonio, Texas, July 25, 2017: Today, 144th District Court Judge Lorina Rummel sentenced Juan Perez-Turrubiate to 10 years for Intoxication Assault, 10 years for Failure to Stop and Render Aid with Serious Bodily Injury and 5 years for Failur...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: July 19, 2017

7/13/2017 - Former Bexar County Administrator for Emergency Services Districts Indicted

San Antonio, Texas, July 13, 2017: This week, a Bexar County Grand Jury returned a true bill of indictment against Gilbert Muniz Perez, age 61, for one count of Misapplication of Fiduciary Property $30,000-$150,000; one count of Theft by Public S...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2017

7/1/2017 - DWI "No Refusal" Arrests for June 2017

San Antonio, Texas: During the No Refusal program this past month, beginning at 12:01 a.m. on 6/1/2017 through 11:59 p.m. on 6/30/2017 there were 443 persons arrested for driving while intoxicated offenses and 214 blood draws. Below is a breakdown of the ...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: June 29, 2017

6/29/2017 - Grand Jurors Return Two New Murder Indictments Against Genene Jones

San Antonio, Texas, June 29, 2017: This morning, a Bexar County Grand Jury returned two new murder indictments against Genene Jones. The new indictments are for the July 3, 1981 murder of 8-month-old Richard "Ricky" Nelson and for the January 17...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2017

6/26/2017 - 50-Year Prison Sentence for Documented Gang Member Who Killed Cousin

San Antonio, Texas, June 26, 2017: On Friday, Judge Laura Parker from the Felony Impact Court, sentenced 40-year-old Arthur Whitley to 50 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Earlier that day, Judge Parker found Whitley guilty of th...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2017

6/26/2017 - Repeat Drunk Driver Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for 11th DWI Conviction

San Antonio, Texas, June 26, 2017: Last week, a Bexar County jury in the 227th District Court sentenced San Juan Garcia, age 57, to 30 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Jurors found Garcia guilty of DWI 3rd or More with a deadly ...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: June 21, 2017

6/21/2017 - Grand Jurors Return 2nd Indictment Against Genene Jones for 1981 Death of Rosemary Vega

San Antonio, Texas, June 21, 2017: This morning, a Bexar County Grand Jury returned a true bill of indictment against Genene Jones for the September 16, 1981 murder of 2-year-old Rosemary Vega. Last month, our office announced the indictment against Jones...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2017

6/16/2017 - 30-Year Prison Sentence for Teen Who Shot Girl After Party

San Antonio, Texas, June 16, 2017: This afternoon, a Bexar County jury sentenced Julian Martinez, age 19, to 30 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for the March 2016 murder of Amanda Acosta. On Thursday, jurors found Martinez guilty of Acos...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2017

6/1/2017 - Capital Murder Indictment Returned in Death of 15-Year-Old & Her Unborn Child

San Antonio, Texas, June 1, 2017: A Bexar County Grand Jury has indicted Armando Rodrigo Garcia-Ramires, age 36, for two counts of Capital Murder in connection with the death of 15-year-old Jennifer Delgado and her unborn child.On March 6, 2017, ...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2017

6/1/2017 - DWI "No Refusal" Arrests for May 2017

San Antonio, Texas: During the No Refusal program this past month, beginning at 12:01 a.m. on 5/1/2017 through 11:59 p.m. on 5/31/2017 there were 470 persons arrested for driving while intoxicated offenses and 233 blood draws. Below is a breakdown of the ...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: May 30, 2017

5/30/2017 - 65-Year Sentence for Man Who Shot BCSO Deputy

San Antonio, Texas, May 30, 2017: Last week, a Bexar County jury sentenced 37-year-old Sherman Robinson to 65 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. On Wednesday, jurors found Robinson guilty of Aggravated Assault With a Deadly Weapon Against ...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: May 25, 2017

5/25/2017 - Genene Jones Indicted for 1981 Death of Joshua Sawyer

San Antonio, Texas, May 25, 2017: Today, a Bexar County Grand Jury returned a true bill of indictment against Genene Jones, age 66, for the 1981 murder of Joshua Sawyer. Jones is suspected of killing up to 60 infants. She is currently incarcerated in the ...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: May 24, 2017

5/24/2017 - 60-Year Prison Sentence for Door to Door Salesman Who Gunned Down Homeowner

San Antonio, Texas, May 24, 2017: Today, a Bexar County jury in the 186th District Court sentenced Richard Luis Amezquita, age 37, to 60 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for the murder of Kerry O’Toole.On November 7, 2015, Amezq...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: May 12, 2017

5/12/2017 - 40-Year Sentence in "Red Berry Mansion" Theft

San Antonio, Texas, May 12, 2017: This week, 399th District Court Judge Frank Castro sentenced Kenneth McGraw, Jr. to 40 years in prison for committing theft valued at $20,000 to $100,000—a third-degree felony.On October 24, 2016, in ex...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: May 11, 2017

5/11/2017 - 65-Year Sentence for Man Who Murdered Iraq War Veteran

San Antonio, Texas, May 11, 2017: Yesterday, a Bexar County jury sentenced Daniel Jeremy Torres, age 21, to 65 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and assessed a $10,000.00 fine. On Tuesday, jurors found Torres guilty in the murder of Jesse ...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: May 2, 2017

5/2/2017 - 40-Year Prison Sentence for Murder Defendant Who Shot Man Six Times

San Antonio, Texas, May 2, 2017: Today, Visiting Judge Raymond Angelini sentenced Rosalio Anthony Barraza, age 22, to 40 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. In late March, a Bexar County jury in the 290th District Court took just 30 minutes...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: May 1, 2017

5/1/2017 - DWI "No Refusal" Arrests for April 2017

San Antonio, Texas: During the No Refusal program this past month, beginning at 12:01 a.m. on 4/1/2017 through 11:59 p.m. on 4/30/2017 there were 585 persons arrested for driving while intoxicated offenses and 246 blood draws. Below is a breakdown of the ...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2017

4/13/2017 - Pair Who Killed Mall Patron During Rolling Oaks Mall Robbery Indicted

San Antonio, Texas, April 13, 2017: Today, a Bexar County Grand Jury indicted Jose Luis Rojas, age 34, and Jason Prieto, age 35, for Capital Murder.On January 22, 2017, Rojas and Prieto were both armed with guns when they stormed into the Kay Jew...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: April 11, 2017

4/11/2017 - Former Special Education Teacher Indicted for Assaulting Student

San Antonio, Texas, April 11, 2017: A Bexar County Grand Jury has indicted Rosemary Diaz, age 59, for two cases of Injury to a Child or Disabled Individual. The charges stem from two separate incidents on February 1st and 2nd, 2017, where Diaz, a former s...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: April 7, 2017

4/7/2017 - Woman Indicted, Funds Raised at Fashion Show Never Donated to Cancer Charity

San Antonio, Texas, April 7, 2017: Yesterday, officers with the San Antonio Police Department’s Repeat Offender Program, or ROP, arrested Andrea Vasquez, age 44, for four felony cases of Theft. A Bexar County Grand Jury indicted Vasquez as a res...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: April 1, 2017

4/1/2017 - DWI "No Refusal" Arrests for March 2017

San Antonio, Texas: During the No Refusal program this past month, beginning at 12:01 a.m. on 3/1/2017 through 11:59 p.m. on 3/31/2017 there were 439 persons arrested for driving while intoxicated offenses and 201 blood draws. Below is a breakdown of the ...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: March 31, 2017

3/31/2017 - Pair Indicted in Horrific Abuse Case of 21-Month-old Girl

San Antonio, Texas, March 31, 2017: A Bexar County Grand Jury has indicted a couple for causing horrific injuries to a 21-month-old girl. Isaac Andrew Cardenas, age 24, was indicted for two counts of Super Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child. The victim&...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2017

3/23/2017 - Jurors Return Swift Guilty Verdict in Murder Trial

San Antonio, Texas, March 23, 2017: Today, a Bexar County jury in the 290th District Court took just 30 minutes to find Rosalio Anthony Barraza, age 21, guilty of the 2013 murder of Isaac Arocha.On July 20, 2013, Barraza and Arocha got into a verbal alter...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: March 10, 2017

3/10/2017 - 30-Year Sentence for Drunk Driver Who Killed Woman, Seriously Injured Man

San Antonio, Texas, March 10, 2017: Yesterday, 437th District Court Judge Lori Valenzuela sentenced Tyler Mosley, age 23, to a total of 30 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for the offenses of Intoxication Manslaughter and Intoxication Ass...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: March 9, 2017

3/9/2017 - 35-Year Sentence for Man Convicted in Christmas Day Murder

San Antonio, Texas, March 9, 2017: Yesterday, a Bexar County jury in the 187th District Court sentenced Benjamin Poehlmann, age 34, to 35 years in Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Jurors convicted Poehlmann of the 2014 Christmas Day murder of Roxann ...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: March 9, 2017

3/8/2017 - Bill Targeting Serial Abusers of the Most Vulnerable Filed Today

San Antonio, Texas, March 8, 2017: Today, Bexar County Criminal District Attorney Nico LaHood alongside Senators Carlos Uresti and Donna Campbell, and State Representative Barbara Gervin-Hawkins announced the filing of a bill that would give prosecutors a...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: March 3, 2017

3/3/2017 - Former SAPD Officers Convicted on all Charges Stemming from Fake Undercover Operation

San Antonio, Texas, March 3, 2017: This afternoon, a Bexar County jury in the 187th District Court convicted two former San Antonio Police Department officers on more than a dozen counts each for the charges of Sexual Assault, Compelling Prostitution, and...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: March 1, 2017

3/1/2017 - DWI "No Refusal" Arrests for February 2017

San Antonio, Texas: During the No Refusal program this past month, beginning at 12:01 a.m. on 2/1/2017 through 11:59 p.m. on 2/28/2017 there were 390 persons arrested for driving while intoxicated offenses and 179 blood draws. Below is a breakdown of the ...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: February 23, 2017

2/23/2017 - 32-Year Sentence for Man Who Shot at Bexar County Constables

San Antonio, Texas, February 23, 2017: This afternoon, a Bexar County jury in the 227th District Court sentenced Darnell Rogers, age 23, to 32 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. On Wednesday, jurors convicted Rogers of the first d...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: February 22, 2017

2/21/2017 - Grand Jury Indicts Man for Two Separate Capital Murders

San Antonio, Texas, February 21, 2017: Today, a Bexar County Grand Jury indicted Jose Baldomero Flores III, age 36, for two separate Capital Murders and one count of Arson of a Habitation.Flores is alleged to have committed the murder of Esmerald...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: February 10, 2017

2/10/2017 - 80-Year Prison Sentence for Murder Defendant in 2014 Shooting Death

San Antonio, Texas, February 10, 2017: This afternoon, a Bexar County jury in the 186th District Court sentenced Dustin Lee Osborne, age 22, to 80 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and assessed a $10,000.00 fine. On Wednesday, jurors found...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: February 1, 2017

2/1/2017 - DWI "No Refusal" Arrests for January 2017

San Antonio, Texas: During the No Refusal program this past month, beginning at 12:01 a.m. on 1/1/2017 through 11:59 p.m. on 1/31/2017 there were 425 persons arrested for driving while intoxicated offenses and 189 blood draws.  Below is a breakdo...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: January 17, 2017

1/17/2017 - Serial Rapist Who Terrorized the Most Vulnerable Sentenced

San Antonio, Texas, January 17, 2017: Last Friday, 379th District Court Judge Ron Rangel sentenced Eric Scott Hemphill, age 36, to 40 years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Hemphill entered “no contest” pleas to...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: January 12, 2017

1/12/2017 - Life Sentence Handed Down in Murder of Iraq War Veteran

San Antonio, Texas, January 12, 2017: Today, jurors in the 226th District Court sentenced David Alexander Zuniga, age 18, to Life in prison. Yesterday, it took jurors just 15 minutes to find Zuniga guilty in the murder of Jesse Richards. On December 20, 2...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: January 6, 2017

1/6/2017 - Court Orders Continued Supervision of Sexually Violent Predator

San Antonio, Texas, January 6, 2017: Yesterday afternoon, a repeat sex offender was committed to continued supervision upon his release from prison. A Bexar County jury in the 186th District Court unanimously found Richard Paul Barnes, age 66, to be a sex...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: January 5, 2017

1/5/2017 - Former BCSO Detention Guard Handed Down Maximum Sentence

San Antonio, Texas, January 5, 2017: Today, 290th District Court Judge Melisa Skinner sentenced former Bexar County Detention Guard Avery Lawrence, age 32, to the maximum sentence. In late November, a Bexar County jury found Lawrence guilty of Official Op...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: February 3, 2017

1/1/2017 - DWI "No Refusal" Arrests for December 2016

San Antonio, Texas: During the No Refusal program this past month, beginning at 12:01 a.m. on 12/1/2016 through 11:59 p.m. on 12/31/2016 there were 420 persons arrested for driving while intoxicated offenses and 217 blood draws. Below is a breakdown of th...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: December 12, 2016

12/12/2016 - Life Without the Possibility of Parole Sentence for Capital Murder Defendant

San Antonio, Texas, December 12, 2016: This afternoon, a Bexar County jury in the 290th District Court found Demond Franklin, age 31, guilty of Capital Murder. Because the State was not seeking the death penalty in this case, Franklin received an...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: December 8, 2016

12/8/2016 - DA’s Office Launches New Border Prosecution Unit in Bexar County

San Antonio, Texas, December 8, 2016: Bexar County Criminal District Attorney Nico LaHood announces the launch of the new Border Prosecution Unit in Bexar County. The Border Prosecution Unit will focus on the prosecution of any border crime-related cases,...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: December 7, 2016

12/7/2016 - Swift Life Sentence for Murder Defendant Who Killed Man with Hammer and Dismembered Body

San Antonio, Texas, December 7, 2016: Late yesterday afternoon, a Bexar County jury in the 437th District Court took less than 10 minutes to sentence Michael Scott Quinn, age 53, to life in prison and assessed a $10,000.00 fine. On Monday, jurors...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: December 29, 2016

12/1/2016 – DWI “No Refusal” Arrests for November 2016

San Antonio, Texas: During the No Refusal program this past month, beginning at 12:01 a.m. on 11/1/2016 through 11:59 p.m. on 11/30/2016 there were 405 persons arrested for driving while intoxicated offenses and 206 blood draws. Below is a breakd...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: November 30, 2016

11/30/2016 - Statement Regarding Arrest of Jose Baldomero Flores III

San Antonio, Texas, November 30, 2016: Today, multiple law enforcement agencies took part in the arrest of Jose Baldomero Flores III, age 36, for his alleged involvement in two separate Capital Murders. This morning’s arrest was the result of a ...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: November 29, 2016

11/29/2016 - Grand Jurors Return Multiple Indictments Against Johnny Joe Avalos

San Antonio, Texas, November 29, 2016: A Bexar County Grand Jury has returned multiple indictments against defendant Johnny Joe Avalos, age 29. The initial indictment alleged that Avalos committed the Capital Murder of Natalie Chavez in the course of an A...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: November 17, 2016

11/16/2016 - Capital Murder Indictment Returned in Death of 4-Year-old Boy

San Antonio, Texas, November 16, 2016: A Bexar County Grand Jury has indicted Ricardo Hernandez, age 21, for the Capital Murder of 4-year-old Jordan Altamirano.

On August 20, 2016, Jordan passed away at Children’s Hospital of San Antonio. Earlier that...Read on...

District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: November 2, 2016

11/2/2016 - Life Sentence for Man Convicted in Nightclub Murder

San Antonio, Texas, November 2, 2016: This afternoon, Visiting Judge Raymond Angelini sentenced Faustino Vasquez, age 35, to Life in prison. Last week, Bexar County jurors took just 30 minutes to find Vasquez guilty of the March 2015 murder of Pete Gonzal...Read on...

District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: November 28, 2016

11/1/2016 – DWI “No Refusal” Arrests for October 2016

San Antonio, Texas: During the No Refusal program this past month, beginning at 12:01 a.m. on 10/1/2016 through 11:59 p.m. on 10/31/2016 there were 490 persons arrested for driving while intoxicated offenses and 234 blood draws. Below is a breakd...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: October 27, 2016

10/26/2016 - 30-Year Sentence for Man Who Sexually Assaulted Teen

San Antonio, Texas, October 26, 2016: Today, 144th District Court Judge Lorina Rummel sentenced Frederick Lee, age 39, to 30 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. On September 26, 2016, a Bexar County jury found Lee guilty of one count of Sex...Read on...

District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: October 24, 2016

10/24/2016 - 12-Year Sentence for Repeat Drunk Driver

San Antonio, Texas, October 24, 2016: On Friday, 144th District Court Judge Lorina Rummel sentenced Jeffrey Farris, age 52, to 12 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Last month, Farris pleaded no contest to the charge of Driving While Intox...Read on...

District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2016

10/12/2016 - DA LaHood Announces Legislative Proposal Targeting Serial Abusers

San Antonio, Texas, October 12, 2016: Bexar County Criminal District Attorney Nico LaHood announced today a legislative proposal that will give prosecutors across the state the added tools to prevent initial and continuous crimes committed against our chi...Read on...

District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: October 4, 2016

10/4/2016 - Life Sentence for Teen Who Shot and Killed Man in Robbery

San Antonio, Texas, October 4, 2016: Last night, Bexar County jurors in the 386th District Court found Joshua Isaiah Joyner, 17, guilty in the Capital Murder of Albert Nelson, 19. Joyner, who was certified to stand trial as an adult, received an automatic...Read on...

District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: October 3, 2016

10/3/2016 - Charges Upgraded for Trio Accused of Tying up Children in Backyard

San Antonio, Texas, October 3, 2016: District Attorney Nico LaHood announced today that after further investigation, charges have been upgraded for a trio accused of tying up children in the backyard of a northeast Bexar County home and abandoning them. P...Read on...

District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: October 1, 2016

10/1/2016 - DWI "No Refusal" Arrests for September 2016

San Antonio, Texas: During the No Refusal program this past month, beginning at 12:01 a.m. on 9/1/2016 through 11:59 p.m. on 9/30/2016 there were 381 persons arrested for driving while intoxicated offenses and 227 blood draws. Below is a breakdown of the ...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: September 29, 2016

9/29/2016 - 50-Year Prison Sentence for Convicted Murderer and Fugitive

San Antonio, Texas, September 29, 2016: Yesterday afternoon, Visiting Judge Dick Alcala sentenced convicted murderer and fugitive Kerry Gittens, age 26, to 50 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. On August 26, 2016, a Bexar County jury found...Read on...

District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2016

9/16/2016 - 40-Year Sentence for Murder Defendant Who Killed Man in 2013

San Antonio, Texas, September 16, 2016: Yesterday afternoon, 186th District Court Judge Jefferson Moore sentenced Antonio Torres, age 39, to 40 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. On August 19th of this year, a Bexar County jury took under ...Read on...

District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: September 12, 2016

9/12/2016 - 60-Year Sentence for Repeat Drunk Driver

San Antonio, Texas, September 12, 2016: On Friday afternoon, a Bexar County jury sentenced Zachary Wade Lenius, age 32, to 60 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Earlier in the week, the defendant had pleaded guilty to Murder.

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: September 2, 2016

9/2/2016 - Pair Indicted for Capital Murder of 7-year-old Iris Rodriguez

San Antonio, Texas, September 2, 2016: Earlier this week, a Bexar County Grand Jury indicted Frank Gomez, age 28, and Manuel Watson, age 22, for the Capital Murder of 7-year-old Iris Rodriguez. Additionally, the defendants were indicted for two counts of ...Read on...

District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2016

9/1/2016 - 99-Year Prison Sentence for Man Who Sexually Abused Girl

San Antonio, Texas, September 1, 2016: This afternoon, a Bexar County jury in the 175th District Court sentenced Darrel Keith Bowser, age 49, to 99 years in prison without the possibility of parole and assessed the maximum fine of $10,000.00. On Wednesday...Read on...

District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2016

9/1/2016 - DWI "No Refusal" Arrests for August 2016

San Antonio, Texas: During the No Refusal program this past month, beginning at 12:01 a.m. on 8/1/2016 through 11:59 p.m. on 8/31/2016 there were 378 persons arrested for driving while intoxicated offenses and 174 blood draws. Below is a breakdown of the ...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: August 31, 2016

8/31/2016 - Trio Indicted for Capital Murder of 5-year-old Girl

San Antonio, Texas, August 31, 2016: Yesterday, a Bexar County Grand Jury indicted three men suspected in the shooting death of 5-year-old Ana Garza.

Abdi Abdi, age 18, Murjan Abdi, age 19, and Christian Lopez, age 19, were all indicted for Capital Mur...Read on...

District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2016

8/11/2016 - DA LaHood Announces Bexar County’s First Felony Pre-Trial Diversion Program

San Antonio, Texas, August 11, 2016: Bexar County Criminal District Attorney Nico LaHood announces the launch of the county's first felony Pre-Trial Diversion Program. The new program is offered to first-time, non-violent offenders, charged with a certai...Read on...

District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: August 1, 2016

8/1/2016 - DWI "No Refusal" Arrests for July 2016

San Antonio, Texas: During the No Refusal program this past month, beginning at 12:01 a.m. on 7/1/2016 through 11:59 p.m. on 7/31/2016 there were 441 persons arrested for driving while intoxicated offenses and 215 blood draws. Below is a breakdown of the ...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: July 29, 2016

7/29/2016 - Trio Indicted in Case Where Children Were Found Tied Up

San Antonio, Texas, July 29, 2016: Yesterday, a Bexar County Grand Jury indicted a trio connected to a child abuse case where two children were found tied up in the backyard of a northeast Bexar County home. Porucha Phillips, age 34, is charged with three...Read on...

District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: July 21, 2016

7/21/2016 - Life Sentence for Man Who Murdered Childhood Friend

San Antonio, Texas, July 21, 2016: Today, Bexar County jurors in the 175th District Court took just 20 minutes to sentence Jose Gutierrez, age 34, to life in prison and assessed a $10,000.00 fine. Jurors found Gutierrez guilty of the 2013 shooting murder ...Read on...

District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: July 19, 2016

7/19/2016 - 40-Year Sentence for Repeat Drunk Driver Who Killed Father of Three

San Antonio, Texas, July 19, 2016: Yesterday, 437th District Court Judge Lori Valenzuela sentenced Jose L. Hernandez, age 59, to 40 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Earlier this year, Hernandez pled no contest to Felony Murder.

In Aug...Read on...

District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2016

7/14/2016 - Update: Results in Hot Check Round-up

San Antonio, Texas, July 14, 2016: Earlier this week, investigators with the Bexar County Criminal District Attorney’s Office along with the BCSO Fugitive Apprehension Unit targeted 105 hot check defendants who were fugitives and had warrants out for thei...Read on...

District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2016

7/1/2016 - DWI “No Refusal” Arrests for June 2016

San Antonio, Texas: During the No Refusal program this past month, beginning at 12:01 a.m. on 6/1/2016 through 11:59 p.m. on 6/30/2016 there were 444 persons arrested for driving while intoxicated offenses and 231 blood draws. Below is a breakdown of the ...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2016

6/30/2016 - DA’s Office Launches New Law Enforcement Integrity Unit

San Antonio, Texas, June 30, 2016: Bexar County Criminal District Attorney Nicholas “Nico” LaHood announces the launch of the new Law Enforcement Integrity Unit. The Law Enforcement Integrity Unit will focus on the investigation and review of officer-invo...Read on...

District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: June 28, 2016

6/28/2016 - 99-Year Prison Sentence in Child Starvation Death Case

San Antonio, Texas, June 28, 2016: Today, a Bexar County jury in the 379th District Court sentenced Crystal Williams, age 31, to 99 years in prison and assessed a $10,000.00 fine in connection with the death of 5-year-old Josiah Williams. Last week, Willi...Read on...

District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2016

6/17/2016 - Life Sentence for Man Who Killed Pizza Delivery Driver

San Antonio, Texas, June 17, 2016: Yesterday, a Bexar County jury in the 187th District Court took just 20 minutes to sentence Robert Carlos Delcid, age 37, to life in prison. Earlier that day, jurors found Delcid guilty of Murder.

On July 2, 2014, Ji...Read on...

District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2016

6/16/2016 - Five Life Sentences Handed Down in Child Sex Abuse Case

San Antonio, Texas, June 16, 2016: This afternoon, 290th District Court Judge Melisa Skinner sentenced Carl Bailes, age 40, to five life sentences and eight 20-year sentences. Earlier today, a Bexar County jury found Bailes guilty of 5 counts of Aggravate...Read on...

District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: June 14, 2016

6/14/2016 - 18-Year Prison Sentence for Drunk Driver Who killed UTSA Student and Paralyzed Passenger

San Antonio, Texas, June 14, 2016: Late yesterday afternoon, 175th District Court Judge Mary Roman sentenced Carlton Jenkins, age 24, to 18 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for the charge of Intoxication Manslaughter. Jenkins was also se...Read on...

District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2016

6/1/2016 - DWI “No Refusal” Arrests for May 2016

San Antonio, Texas: During the No Refusal program this past month, beginning at 12:01 a.m. on 5/1/2016 through 11:59 p.m. on 5/31/2016 there were 370 persons arrested for driving while intoxicated offenses and 185 blood draws. Below is a breakdown of the...Read on...

District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2016

5/20/2016 - 10-Year Prison Sentence for Ex-Brandeis Student Who Killed Classmates

San Antonio, Texas, May 20, 2016: This morning, jurors in the 226th District Court denied Antonio Flores’ application for community supervision and sentenced him to 10 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice; jurors also assessed a $10,000.00 fi...Read on...

District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: May 19, 2016

05/19/2016 - Four Stacked Life Sentences in Child Sex Abuse Case

San Antonio, Texas, May 19, 2016: This morning, 227th District Court Judge Kevin O’Connell sentenced Willie David Floyd, age 32, to four consecutive, or stacked life sentences. Last month, a Bexar County jury found Floyd guilty of four counts of Aggravate...Read on...

District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: May 4, 2016

05/04/2016 - Jurors Sentence Man to 50 Years in Prison for Sexually Abusing Girl

San Antonio, Texas, May 4, 2016: Yesterday, a Bexar County jury in the 379th District Court sentenced Ivan Sanchez, age 42, to 50 years in prison; additionally, jurors assessed three 20-year sentences. The sentences will run concurrently, or at the same t...Read on...

District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: May 2, 2016

5/02/2016 - 60-Year Prison Sentence for Man Who Sexually Abused Young Girl

San Antonio, Texas, May 2, 2016: This afternoon, Bexar County jurors in the 290th District Court sentenced Steve Kou, age 62, to 60 years in Texas Department of Criminal Justice. On Friday, Kou was found guilty of Continuous Sexual Assault of a Child.
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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: May 1, 2016

5/01/2016 - DWI “No Refusal” Arrests for April 2016

San Antonio, Texas: During the No Refusal program this past month, beginning at 12:01 a.m. on 4/1/2016 through 11:59 p.m. on 4/30/2016 there were 469 persons arrested for driving while intoxicated offenses and 242 blood draws. Below is a breakdown of the...Read on...

District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2016

4/27/2016 - Local Defense Attorney Indicted for Sexual Assault and Compelling Prostitution

San Antonio, Texas, April 27, 2016: Today, a Bexar County Grand Jury indicted local defense attorney Mark Benavides, age 46, with 35 counts for the charges of Sexual Assault and Compelling Prostitution. The indictment covers offense dates ranging from 20...Read on...

District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2016

4/27/2016 - Former SAPD Officers Indicted for Charges Stemming from Fake Undercover Operation

San Antonio, Texas, April 27, 2016: Yesterday, a Bexar County Grand Jury indicted two former San Antonio Police Department officers on more than a dozen counts each for the charges of Sexual Assault, Compelling Prostitution, and Official Oppression.

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: April 25, 2016

4/25/2016 - 90-Year Sentence for Man Who Attempted to Set Girlfriend on Fire, Fled Authorities

San Antonio, Texas, April 25, 2016: Last week, a Bexar County jury in the 144th District Court sentenced John Brennon Duncan, age 47, to 90 years in prison. Jurors convicted Duncan of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Evading Arrest.

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