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Posted on: November 13, 2020

Bexar County Grand Juries hand down indictments in capital murder, murder cases

This week, Bexar County Grand Juries handed down more than 200 felony indictments.

Kevin Ray Clark is charged with manslaughter. The indictment alleges that on May 3, 2020, Clark did recklessly cause the death of Miranda Martinez by discharging a deadly weapon (firearm) at and in the direction of Martinez. This case is being prosecuted by the Criminal Trial Division in the 379th District Court.

Phillip Lopez is charged with murder. The indictment alleges that on Aug. 14, 2020, Lopez committed or attempted to commit the felony offense of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle while in the course of or in furtherance of or in immediate flight from the commission or the attempted commission of this offense, Lopez did then and there commit an act clearly dangerous to human life, to-wit: driving a motor vehicle at an in the direction of Olga Deanda while driving at an unsafe speed for the conditions and while disregarding a traffic control device, thereby causing the death of Deanda.

A second indictment charges Lopez with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. It alleges that on Aug. 14, 2020, Lopez did use and exhibit a deadly weapon (motor vehicle), that in the manner of its use and intended use was capable of causing death and serious bodily injury, and Lopez did intentionally, knowingly and recklessly cause bodily injury to Santa Maria Rincon, by driving said deadly weapon at an in the direction of Rincon.

A third indictment charges Lopez with theft of a vehicle $2,500 to less than $30,000. The indictment alleges that on Aug. 14, 2020, Lopez, with intent to deprive the owner of property, namely: a sport utility vehicle, did then and there unlawfully appropriate said property, by acquiring and otherwise exercising control over the property, said property being other than real property which had a value of $2,500 or more but less than $30,000, without effective consent of the owner.

Lopez’s cases are being prosecuted by the Criminal Trial Division in the 379th District Court.

Joseph Brandon Selders is charged with capital murder. The indictment alleges that on Feb. 2, 2007, Selders intentionally caused the death of Blase Wright Jr., by shooting Wright with a deadly weapon (firearm) and that Selders was in the course of committing or attempting to commit the offense of burglary of a habitation. The indictment also alleges Selders intentionally caused the death of Wright by shooting Wright with a deadly weapon (firearm) while Selders was in the course of committing or attempting to commit the offense of aggravated robbery of Wright. This case is being prosecuted by the Criminal Trial Division in the 227th District Court.

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

Information on court proceedings may be found here. To request court records online, click here. 

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