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Posted on: November 15, 2019

This week in the Bexar County Grand Jury

This week, Bexar County Grand Juries handed down nearly 270 felony indictments for a variety of offenses – including drug-related offenses, property crimes and violent crimes. Four of those indictments were for crimes involving deaths.

Taymor McIntyre was indicted for capital murder. The indictment alleges that on April 23, 2017, McIntyre intentionally killed Mark Anthony Saldivar by shooting him with a firearm during a robbery.

Sebastian Espinar and Jimmy Coung Duc Tran were indicted for capital murder. The indictment alleges that on Aug. 12, 2019, Espinar and Tran intentionally killed Andres Gerardo Salinas by shooting Mr. Salinas with a firearm during a robbery.

Lindsey Turiano was indicted for murder. The indictment alleges that on July 14, 2019, Turiano intentionally killed Norma Turiano Woods by hitting her with a stick, by cutting and stabbing her with a knife, and by strangling Ms Woods with his hands.

Jose Alberto Martinez Cervantes was indicted for failing to stop and render aid-death. The indictment alleges that on Aug. 10, 2019, Cervantes intentionally drove a vehicle that was involved in an accident resulting in the death of Gilberto Plaza and that Cervantes intentionally failed to determine whether another person was involved in the accident and failed to determine if that person required any aid.

An indictment is only a charge and is not considered evidence of guilt. Because these cases are pending trial, our office can make no further comment on the facts, circumstances or merits of each case.

In addition to presenting new cases to the Bexar County Grand Jury, our office was also presenting cases in court in which juries handed down two verdicts in felony cases.

On Thursday, a jury in the 379th District Court sentenced Leandre Hill to 40 years in prison for the March, 2012, murder of Randall Perkins. Mr. Perkins was attending a party when a fight broke out and subsequently ended with his death. 

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Gretchen Flader and Jessica Schulze.

“This family waited 7 ½ long years for this case to see the light of day in a courtroom. We are proud to give this family a sense of peace and resolution,” Schulze said.

A jury in the 290th District Court sentenced Denys Martinez to 18 years in prison for manslaughter and 15 years for intoxication manslaughter for the death of Barbara Martinez. In May, 2017, Denys Martinez was driving at more than 100 miles an hour when his car ran a red light and hit Barbara Martinez’s car, killing her. Denys Martinez’s blood alcohol content was .18 after the crash, over twice the legal limit. Denys Martinez’s wife was a passenger in his car at the time of the crash. She was left with serious injuries.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Kristina Escalona and Alicia Lovett.

“After two long years of waiting for justice, it is our hope that this verdict can finally bring peace to Barbara Martinez’s family,” Escalona said.

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