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Posted on: January 15, 2021

Bexar County Grand Juries hand down more than 300 indictments

This week, Bexar County Grand Juries handed down more than 300 felony indictments.

David James Estrada Jr. is charged with murder. The indictment alleges that on Sep. 5, 2020, Estrada did then and there commit or attempt to commit the felony offense of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and while in the course of or in furtherance of or in immediate flight from the commission or the attempted commission of this offense, Estrada did then and there commit or attempt to commit an act clearly dangerous to human life, to-wit: striking Dominga Pesqueda with a deadly weapon (motor vehicle), that in the manner of its use and intended use was capable of causing death and serious bodily injury, thereby causing Pesqueda’s death. This case is being prosecuted by the Family Violence Division in the 175th District Court.

Violetta Martinez is charged with intoxication manslaughter. The indictment alleges that on Oct. 31, 2019, Martinez did operate a vehicle in a public place while intoxicated, and did by reason of such intoxication cause the death of Gavin Walence by accident or mistake, by the defendant driving the motor vehicle into a motor vehicle near Walence and striking Walence. This case is being prosecuted by the Criminal Trial Division in the 144th District Court.

Noah Benjamin Escamilla is charged with graffiti $2,500 to < $30,000. The indictment alleges that on May 29, 2020, Escamilla, with paint, did intentionally and knowingly make markings on the tangible property on the City of San Antonio, the owner, without effective consent of the owner, and did thereby cause pecuniary loss in an amount of $2,500 or more but less than $30,000. The property is the Alamo cenotaph. This case is being prosecuted by the Criminal Trial Division in the 290th District Court.

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

For information on trial dates, click here. To request court documents, click here.

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