This week, Bexar County Grand Juries handed down 197 felony indictments.
Christopher Del Toro is charged with intoxication manslaughter. The indictment alleges that on March 27, 2022, Del Toro operated a motor vehicle in a public place while intoxicated, and did by reason of such intoxication cause the death of Jessica Brill by accident or mistake, by Del Toro driving the motor vehicle into a motor vehicle occupied by Brill. The indictment also alleges that Del Toro failed to take necessary and proper evasive action to avoid driving the motor vehicle into a motor vehicle occupied by Brill, by Del Toro failing to maintain a single lane of traffic and/or by driving on the wrong side of the road and/or by failing to take proper and necessary evasive action to avoid colliding with another motor vehicle. The Criminal Trial Division is prosecuting this case in the 226th 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 this 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.