A Bexar County Jury sentenced a San Antonio man to 50 years in prison for the August 2020 shooting death of his girlfriend.
Jorge Izquierdo, 31, was found guilty of murder Thursday. Evidence showed Izquierdo returned to the home with Cora Nickel on Aug. 20, 2020, with their two daughters. The girls testified Izquierdo and Nickel argued and that their mother told Izquierdo to leave but he refused. When the girls woke up, they found their mother dead in a pool of blood. Izquierdo was nowhere to be found and refused to answer the girls’ calls and texts. Nickels died of a single gunshot wound to the head. Izquierdo was found a few days later in California.
“This defendant’s actions destroyed the lives of two families. What he did to those two innocent beautiful children is something no prison sentence will allow them to forget. We are thankful for their courage to come into the courtroom and to tell the jury about the nightmare that has been burned into their memory. I hope this verdict brings them peace and can begin the healing process once again. We also thank the jury for sending a message to our community that this type of behavior will not be tolerated,” said Bexar County District Attorney Joe Gonzales.
Assistant District Attorneys Kristen Mulliner and Oscar Pena of the Family Violence Division prosecuted this case in the 175th District Court. The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office investigated the crime.