Today, a Bexar County Jury in the 144th
District Court found Jamie McCord, age 30, guilty of the Murder of Ryan Perez.
McCord will be sentenced by Judge Lorina Rummel at a later date.
February 2017, Jamie McCord was arguing with her boyfriend, Ryan Perez, in
their apartment. The argument escalated resulting in McCord shooting Perez in
the chest with a .22 caliber semiautomatic handgun. McCord’s mother, who was
living in the apartment at the time, heard them arguing and overheard Perez
say, “Do it! Do it!” The next thing she heard was a gunshot and McCord telling
her that they had to take Perez to the hospital. Upon arrival at the hospital,
Perez told doctors that he had been “shot by a friend cleaning a gun.” Perez
collapsed at the hospital and was transported to SAMMC where he died. McCord told
police at the hospital that Perez had shot himself while inspecting the gun. McCord admitted that it was her gun
that shot Perez. She claimed they had painted the gun recently with metal
door paint and wanted to see if the gun was working properly when it went off.
trial, the medical examiner testified that this was not a close range shooting
disproving McCord’s account that Perez had shot himself. “We have all done
things that we immediately regret or regret later, does it make it accidental?
No. And it does not bring Ryan back” said Assistant District Attorney Stephanie
Paulissen during closing arguments.
District Attorneys Michael De Leon and Stephanie Paulissen from the District
Attorney’s Special Crimes Division prosecuted this case against McCord in the
144th District Court.
is a first degree felony, punishable by 5-99 years or life in prison and up to
a $10,000.00 fine.