This week, Bexar County Grand Juries handed down 197 felony indictments.
Krystal Rodriguez (SID: 1156859) is charged with murder. The indictment alleges that on Dec. 17, 2021, Rodriguez intentionally and knowingly caused the death of Jared Rodriguez by shooting Jared Rodriguez with a deadly weapon (firearm). The Family Violence Division is prosecuting this case in the 399th District Court. Murder is a first degree felony punishable by 5 to 99 years or life in prison and a possible fine of up to $10,000.
Esteban Zamarripa (SID: 1145777) is charged in two separate indictments.
- Evading arrest/detention causing death: This indictment alleges that on March 21, 2021, Zamarripa intentionally fled from Deputy Joseph Garcia, a person Zamarripa knew to be a peace officer who was attempting lawfully to arrest and detain Zamarripa, and as a direct result of the attempt by Garcia to apprehend Zamarripa while Zamarripa was in flight, Cynthia Demps suffered death as a direct result of Zamarripa colliding with the vehicle Demps was in.
- Manslaughter: This indictment alleges that on March 21, 2021, Zamarripa operated a motor vehicle in a public place while intoxicated and, did by reason of such intoxication, cause the death of Cynthia Demps by accident or mistake by Zamarripa driving the motor vehicle into a motor vehicle occupied by Demps. The indictment also alleges that Zamarripa recklessly caused the death of Demps by Zamarripa failing to take necessary and proper evasive action to avoid driving the motor vehicle into a motor vehicle occupied by Demps by driving the motor vehicle at a speed that was not reasonable and prudent under the circumstances then existing and/or failing to maintain a single lane of traffic and/or failing to maintain proper control over the motor vehicle and/or failing to stop at a stop light or stop sign and/or failing to apply the brakes in a timely manner.
The Criminal Trial Division is prosecuting these cases in the 226th District Court. Both charges are second degree felonies punishable by 2 to 20 years in prison and a possible fine of up to $10,000.
Bethany Martin (SID: 1151069) is charged with theft from a human corpse/grave. The indictment allege that on July 26, 2021, Martin unlawfully appropriated, by acquiring or otherwise exercising control over property, namely: a pendant, from Marcus Adams, the owner thereof, without the effective consent of the owner, and with intent to deprive the owner of the property, and the property was stolen from a human corpse. The Criminal Trial Division is prosecuting this case in the 379th District Court. Theft from a human corpse/grave is a state jail felony punishable by 180 days to two years in jail 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.