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 Jewelers store located inside Rolling Oaks Mall. One of the men brandished a gun during the robbery, while the other began breaking a display glass with a tool. During the robbery, Jonathan Murphy, a customer at the jewelry store, was shot and killed. Rojas was also shot by a mall patron who possessed a CHL. Prieto fled from the mall, but was apprehended by the Converse Police Department soon after the shooting when he wrecked his vehicle and was found sleeping in a culvert.
Rojas and Prieto were both indicted as habitual offenders due to their prior criminal history. Capital Murder is a felony, punishable by death or life in prison without the possibility of parole. Rojas and Prieto are awaiting trial out of the 226th District Court.