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Posted on: August 21, 2020

2 men indicted for separate murders

During the week of Aug. 17-21, 2020, Bexar County Grand Juries handed down nearly 200 felony indictments.

Thomas Leonard Roberts is charged with murder. The indictment alleges that on June 3, 2020, Roberts intentionally and knowingly caused the death of April Arlene Le Clere by cutting and stabbing her with a deadly weapon (knife) that in the manner of its use and intended use was capable of causing death and serious bodily injury. This case is being prosecuted by the Family Violence Division in the 227th District Court.

Justin Aaron Rodriguez is facing charges in three separate indictments. The first indictment charges Rodriguez with murder. It alleges that on May 12, 2020, Rodriguez intentionally and knowingly caused the death of Michael Medrano by shooting him with a deadly weapon (firearm). The second indictment charges Rodriguez with felon in possession of a firearm. It alleges that on May 12, 2020, Rodriguez, having been convicted of the felony offense of graffiti $2500 to $30,000 on Jan. 16, 2019, intentionally and knowingly possessed a firearm before the fifth anniversary of Rodriguez’s release from confinement or release from supervision under community supervision, parole or mandatory supervision, following conviction of said felony. The third indictment charges Rodriguez with possession of a controlled substance PG 1 less than 1 gram. It alleges that on May 12, 2020, Rodriguez intentionally and knowingly possessed a controlled substance, namely heroin, which by aggregate weight, including any adulterants and dilutants, was an amount less than one gram. This case is being prosecuted by the Criminal Trial Division in the 379th District Court.

Michael Anthony Aldape is charged with terrorist threat – peace officer in five separate indictments. Each indictment alleges that on May 23, 2020, Aldape did threaten to commit an offense involving violence to five different peace officers and that Aldape knew each victim was a public servant, namely: a peace officer and that Aldape threatened bodily injury to each officer with the intent to place the officers in fear of imminent serious bodily injury. This case is being prosecuted by the Criminal Trial Division in the 226th District Court.

Because these cases are pending trials, we can make no further comment on them.

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