This week, Bexar County Grand Juries handed down more than 240 felony indictments.
Natalie Saldana is charged with intoxication manslaughter. The indictment alleges that on Dec. 22, 2019, Saldana operated a motor vehicle in a public place while intoxicated by reason of the introduction of alcohol into the body, and by reason of such intoxication caused the death of Fred Jolayami by accident or mistake by Saldana driving into another motor vehicle and that Saldana used a deadly weapon (motor vehicle) during the commission of the offense. This case is being prosecuted by the Criminal Trial Division in the 437th District Court. Intoxication manslaughter is a second degree felony punishable by punishable by 2 to 20 years in prison and a possible fine of up to $10,000.
Kyle Hubenak is charged with promotion of child pornography. The indictment alleges that on Nov. 17, 2020, Hubenak intentionally or knowingly promoted by sending through social media or an electronic messenger application or possessed with intent to promote visual material that visually depicted, and which Hubenak knew visually depicted a child who was younger than 18 years of age at the time the image was made engaging in sexual conduct. This case is being prosecuted by the Public Integrity and Cyber Crime Division in the 186th District Court. Promotion of child pornography is a second degree felony punishable by punishable by 2 to 20 years in prison and a possible fine of up to $10,000.
William Defer is charged with bribery. The indictment alleges that on Feb. 24, 2021, Defer intentionally and knowingly offered, conferred and agreed to confer a benefit of $20,000 to a peace officer not to arrest Defer for a parole violation warrant issued against Defer. This case is being prosecuted by the Criminal Trial Division in the 226th District Court. Bribery is a second degree felony punishable by 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 cases are pending, 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.