During the week of August 31 through September 4, 2020, two newly-impaneled Bexar County Grand Juries began their service by handing down more than 100 felony indictments.
Jacob Riley Embrey is charged with murder. The indictment alleges that on June 1, 2020, Embrey intentionally and knowingly caused the death of Daniel Ramirez by shooting Ramirez with a deadly weapon (firearm). This case is pending in the 226th District Court.
Felix Sanchez is charged with murder. The first count of the indictment alleges that on June 13, 2020, Sanchez intentionally and knowingly caused the death of Jose Jurado by shooting Jurado with a deadly weapon (firearm). The second count of the indictment alleges Sanchez, knowing that an offense had been committed, altered, destroyed and concealed a human corpse with intent to impair its verity, legibility and availability as evidence in a subsequent investigation and official proceeding related to the offense. This case is pending in the 144th District Court.
Leonel Martinez is charged in one indictment with intoxication manslaughter. It alleges that on June 13, 2020, Martinez did operate a motor vehicle in a public place while intoxicated, and did by reason of such intoxication cause the death of Destiny Rodriguez by accident or mistake, by Martinez driving the motor vehicle into a motor vehicle occupied by Rodriguez. The indictment also alleges that Martinez, knowing said accident had occurred, intentionally and knowingly failed to render to Rodriguez reasonable assistance when it was then apparent Rodriguez was in need of medical treatment, and said accident resulted in the death of Rodriguez.
Martinez is charged in a second indictment with failure to stop and render aid causing serious bodily injury. The indictment alleges that on June 13, 2020, Martinez intentionally and knowingly drove a vehicle that became involved in an accident that resulted in injury to Joseph Uridales and Martinez, knowing said accident had occurred, intentionally and knowingly failed to determine whether a person was involved in the accident and determine whether that person required aid, and said accident resulted in serious bodily injury of Uridales. The indictment also alleges Martinez operated a motor vehicle upon a highway and public place and was involved in an accident resulting in injury to Alexandra Mejia, an occupant of a motor vehicle, and Martinez failed to immediately stop, return to the accident, and remain at the scene of the accident, to give Martinez’s name and address, the registration number of the vehicle he was driving and the name of his motor vehicle liability insurer to the Mejia who was injured in the collision, and to provide Mejia reasonable assistance when it was apparent that treatment was necessary. Martinez’s cases are pending in the 144th District Court.
These cases are all being prosecuted by the Criminal Trial Division. Because they are pending, we can make no further comment on these cases.