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Posted on: October 30, 2020

Grand Jury indicts pair for capital murder

This week, Bexar County Grand Juries handed down more than 230 felony indictments.

Dorian Murphree and Kyle Phillips are charged with capital murder. The indictments allege that on July 14, 2020, Murphree and Phillips intentionally caused the death of Jasmine Williams by shooting Williams with a deadly weapon (firearm) and that the defendants were in the course of committing or attempting to commit the offense of Robbery of Williams. Their cases are pending in the 226th District Court.

Colby Burke is charged with murder. The indictment alleges that on July 30, 2020, Burke intentionally and knowingly caused the death of Savannah Ramos by driving a motor vehicle at and in the direction of Ramos. This case is pending in the 226th District Court.

Sidney Cedillo is charged with murder. The indictment alleges that on August 13, 2020, intentionally and knowingly caused the death of Jonathan Sanchez by cutting and stabbing the complainant 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 pending in the 399th District Court.

James Walker is charged with murder. The indictment alleges that on July 31, 2020, intentionally and knowingly caused the death of David Overstreet by cutting and stabbing Overstreet 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 pending in the 144th District Court.

Carl Morrison is charged with intoxication manslaughter. The indictment alleges that on January 29, 2018, Morrison operated a motor vehicle in a public place while intoxicated, and did by reason of such intoxication, cause the death of Marlena Morrison by accident or mistake by Carl Morrison driving a motor vehicle into a motor vehicle occupied by Marlena Morrison. This case is pending in the 399th District Court.

All of these cases are being prosecuted by the Felony Criminal Trial Division. Because these cases are pending trial, we can make no further comment on them.

“This week, the two Bexar County Grand Juries ended their terms. We are especially thankful for their service as they have come in two days each week for the last six weeks to review hundreds of felony cases. Without these citizens, the justice system does not work,” Bexar County District Attorney Joe Gonzales said.

187th Criminal District Court Judge Stephanie Boyd and 437th District Court Judge Lori Valenzuela have impaneled two Grand Juries who will begin their terms of service next week.

To see the status of a pending court case, click here. To request copies of court records, click here.

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