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 J...

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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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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 incarcerate...

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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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Posted on: March 8, 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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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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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...

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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...

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Posted on: October 27, 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...

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Posted on: October 27, 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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Posted on: May 2, 2016

05/02/2016 - 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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Posted on: June 3, 2015

06/03/2015 - 50-Year Sentence for Man who Injured Children in Shooting

This morning in the 226th District Court, Judge Sid Harle sentenced Jose Ramos Mercado, age 41, to 50 years in prison for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon resulting in Serious Bodily Injury to a Child.

On August 30, 2014, Mercado opened fire on ...Read on...

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Posted on: May 29, 2015

05/29/2015 - 60-Year Sentence for Man who Sexually Abused Girl

Yesterday, visiting Judge Raymond Angelini sentenced Jimmy Vera, age 41, to 60 years in prison. Jurors in the 187th District Court convicted Vera of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child after deliberating for four hours.

In February 2014, Vera sexually...Read on...

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Posted on: May 28, 2015

05/28/2015 - 35-Year Sentence in Case Where Boy was Badly Burned

Yesterday, 399th District Court Judge Ray Olivarri sentenced Matthew White, age 27, to 35 years in prison. Earlier this month, White entered a no contest plea to the charge of Injury to a Child Intentionally/Knowingly Causing Serious Bodily Injury.

In ...Read on...

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Posted on: May 26, 2015

05/26/2015 - Life Without Parole Sentence for Man who Sexually Abused Girl

This afternoon, a Bexar County jury in the 399th District Court sentenced Elias Juarez, age 66, to life in prison without the possibility of parole. On Friday, it took jurors less than three hours to convict him of Continuous Sexual Abuse of a young child...Read on...

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Posted on: May 20, 2015

05/20/2015 - 40 Year Sentence for Man Who Badly Beat 4-year-old Girl

Yesterday, Judge Melisa Skinner of the 290th District Court sentenced Ray Garcia, Jr. to 40 years in prison. Garcia was charged with nine counts of Injury to a Child Causing Seriously Bodily Injury and Injury to a Child Causing Bodily Injury.

In April ...Read on...

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