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 Assault. The sentences, 20 years and 10 years respectively, will run consecutively. In addition, an affirmative finding of a deadly weapon was applied to the Intoxication Manslaughter conviction.
On July 5, 2015, after being involved in a hit and run accident, Tyler Mosley, ran a red light at Pat Booker and IH-35 access road and fled at a high rate of speed. He then t-boned the vehicle driven by James Casiano in which Emily McLaughlin was a passenger, as he ran a second red light at Toepperwein and IH-35 access road. The impact was so strong, the passenger side door was ripped off of the vehicle and the vehicle was thrown 10 feet in the air impacting a traffic signal pole. Emily did not survive her injuries and James was seriously injured, suffering a traumatic brain injury.
Prior to the crash, Tyler Mosley had been at a bar in Live Oak, evidenced by the wrist band discarded by the Defendant at the crash scene prior to the arrival of the police department. The Defendant was evaluated by a Drug Recognition Expert and found to be intoxicated, shortly after the crash. A blood draw revealed the defendant not only had alcohol in his system, he had Tramodal, Xanax, the metabolite of cocaine, and the cutting agent for cocaine in his blood at the time of the crash.
James and Emily were on their way home from a movie and dinner when they were struck by Mosley. Emily was visiting James, with plans to move to San Antonio soon.
Intoxication Manslaughter is a second degree felony, punishable by 2-20 years in prison and up to a $10,000.00 fine. An affirmative finding of a Deadly Weapon ensures that the Defendant will do half the time before becoming eligible for parole. Intoxication Assault is a third degree felony, punishable by 2-10 years in prison and up to a $10,000.00 fine. Assistant District Attorneys Jessica Frazier and Jason Todd from our DWI Task Force prosecuted the case against Mosley in the 437th District Court.