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Posted on: December 11, 2020

Bexar County Grand Juries hand down indictments in 3 separate murder cases

This week, Bexar County Grand Juries handed down more than 260 felony indictments.

Maria Del Rosario Mendez is charged with murder. The indictment alleges that on March 27, 2020, Mendez intentionally and knowingly caused the death of Jose Salvador Tellez-Tapia by shooting him with a deadly weapon (firearm). This case is being prosecuted by the Family Violence Division in the 379th District Court.

Mary Diaz is charged with murder. The indictment alleges that on Jan. 25, 2020, Diaz intentionally and knowingly caused the death of Christopher Jones by shooting him with a deadly weapon (firearm). This case is being prosecuted by the Family Violence Division in the 187th District Court.

Daniel Chavez is charged with murder. The indictment alleges that on Oct. 2, 2020, Chavez intentionally and knowingly caused the death of Auturo Calderon-Gonzalez by shooting Calderon-Gonzalez with a deadly weapon (firearm). This case is being prosecuted by the Criminal Trial Division in the 399th District Court.

Gabriel Noriega is charged with failure to stop and render aid causing death. The indictment alleges that on Feb. 1, 2020, Noriega intentionally and knowingly drove a vehicle that became involved in an accident that resulted in a death to Alberto Flores, and Noriega did thereafter, 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 the death of Flores. This case is being prosecuted by the Criminal Trial Division in the 226th District Court.

Bryan Stephan Jenkins is charged with attempting to compel prostitution. The indictment alleges that on Aug. 17, 2020, Jenkins knowingly attempted to cause by force Jasmine Doe, a pseudonym, to commit prostitution by grabbing, striking, scratching and pulling Doe with his hand and by threatening to kill her and her unborn child, an act or acts that amounted to more than mere preparation that tended by failed to effect the commission of the offense. This case is being prosecuted by the Human Trafficking Unit in the 175th District Court.

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

Information on court proceedings may be found by searching the case here. To request court records, click here.

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