This week, Bexar County Grand Juries handed down 248 felony indictments.
Bryan Gonzalez is charged with murder. The indictment alleges that on Dec. 6, 2021, Gonzalez intentionally and knowingly caused the death of Santiago Sanchez by shooting Sanchez with a deadly weapon (firearm). The Criminal Trial Division is prosecuting this case in the 175th 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.
Edwin Sanabria-Pena is charged with intoxication manslaughter. The indictment alleges that on Jan. 1, 2022, Sanabria-Pena operated a motor vehicle while intoxicated, and did by reason of such intoxication cause the death of Gabriella Padilla by accident or mistake, by Sanabria-Pena driving the motor vehicle into a motor vehicle operated by Padilla. It also alleges that Sanabria-Pena recklessly caused the death of Padilla by Sanabria-Pena failing to take necessary and proper evasive action to avoid driving the motor vehicle into a motor vehicle occupied by Padilla, failing to stop at a stop light, failing to yield the right of way to another motor vehicle, failing to apply the brakes in a timely manner, failing to keep a proper lookout and entering an intersection against a red light. The Criminal Trial Division is prosecuting this case in the 437th District Court. Intoxication manslaughter is a second degree felony punishable by 2 to 20 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.