This week, Bexar County Grand Juries handed down 113 felony indictments.
Vaughan Skirvin is charged with murder. The first count of the indictment alleges that on Nov. 11, 2021, Skirvin intentionally and knowingly caused the death of Joshua Huron by shooting Huron with a deadly weapon (firearm). The indictment also includes a second count charging Skirvin with tampering with evidence. This count alleges that on Nov. 11, 2021, Skirvin, knowing that an investigation was in progress, to-wit: a murder investigation, intentionally and knowingly altered a thing, to-wit: gunshot residue, with intent to impair its verity, legibility and availability as evidence in the investigation. The Family Violence Division is prosecuting this case in the 187th 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.
Deandre Hunt is charged with manslaughter. The indictment alleges that on Jan. 2, 2022, Hunt recklessly caused the death of Jackie Buchanan by striking Buchanan with the hands and feet of Hunt. The Criminal Trial Division is prosecuting this case in the 437th 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.
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.