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Posted on: October 28, 2019

Jury finds Cantu Guilty of Murder

A Bexar County jury found Ricky Cantu guilty of murder.  Cantu, 58, was accused of driving while intoxicated on February 24, 2018, when he struck and killed a motorcyclist, Rudy Borrego.  Cantu was charged with murder instead of intoxication manslaughter because he had three previous convictions for driving while intoxicated.

After the verdict was read in the 175th District Court, Cantu was taken immediately into custody without bond while he awaits sentencing. Judge Catherine Torres-Stahl will sentence Cantu at a later date. He faces up to 99 years or life in prison.

The case was prosecuted on behalf of the Criminal District Attorney's Office by Assistant District Attorneys Clinton Malloy and Miranda Carrillo.

“We are thankful that the jury, after reviewing the evidence, rendered a just and fair verdict.  We hope this result brings a sense of justice to Rudy Borrego’s family and friends.  This jury’s verdict sends a strong message that our community will not tolerate intoxicated drivers putting our citizens’ lives in danger when they get behind the wheel,” Malloy and Carrillo said.

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