This week, Bexar County Grand Juries handed down 368 felony indictments.
Jonathan Villegas is charged with manslaughter. The indictment alleges that on March 29, 2021, Villegas recklessly caused the death of Luis Castelar by discharging a deadly weapon (firearm) at and in the direction of Castelar. This case is being prosecuted by the Criminal Trial Division in the 290th District Court. Manslaughter is a second degree felony punishable by 2 to 20 years in prison and a possible fine of up to $10,000.
Victor Mosmeyer is charged in two separate indictments:
- Failure to stop and render aid resulting in death: The indictment alleges that on June 6, 2021, Mosmeyer intentionally and knowingly drove a vehicle that became involved in an accident that resulted in death to Shane Fewell and Mosmeyer, knowing said accident had occurred, intentionally and knowingly left the scene of said accident without giving his name, address, registration number of the vehicle Mosmeyer was driving, nor the name of Mosmeyer’s vehicle liability insurer to any person, and without rendering assistance to Fewell when it was apparent Fewell was in need of medical treatment, and said accident resulted in the death of Fewell.
- Tampering with evidence with intent to impair: The indictment alleges that on June 6, 2021, Mosmeyer, knowing that an investigation was pending, to-wit: a traffic investigation, did intentionally and knowingly conceal a thing, to-wit: a car part, with intent to impair its verity, legibility and availability as evidence in the investigation.
These cases are being prosecuted by the Criminal Trial Division in the 437th District Court. Failure to stop and render aid resulting in death is a second degree felony punishable by 2 to 20 years in prison and a possible fine of up to $10,000.
Lorraine Garza is charged with abandoning a child without the intent to return. The six-count indictment alleges that on June 14, 2021, Garza, while having custody, care and control of two children younger than 15 years, intentionally abandoned the children in a place without the intent to return and under circumstances that exposed the children to unreasonable risk of harm by leaving the children without adequate care, water, food, shelter; that Garza exposed the children to unreasonable risk of harm, and under circumstances that a reasonable person would believe would place the children in imminent danger of bodily injury and physical and mental impairment and that Garza did not voluntarily deliver the children to a designated emergency infant care provider. These cases are being prosecuted by the Family Violence Division in the 379th District Court. Abandoning a child without the intent to return is a third degree felony punishable by two to 10 years in prison and a possible fine of up to $10,000.
An indictment is not a finding of guilt. A person charged by indictment is presumed innocent until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt by a jury or a judge. Because these and potentially other cases are either pending or may be under investigation, we can make no further comment on them.
Copies of indictments may be requested from the Bexar County District Clerk. Information on court settings can be found by searching the case online or directly from the court.