This week, Bexar County Grand Juries handed down 73 felony indictments.
Jorge Rivera is charged with murder. The indictment alleges that on Aug. 21, 2016, Rivera intentionally and knowingly caused the death of Javier Soto by striking Soto with a deadly weapon (an object unknown to the Grand Jurors) that in the manner of its use and intended use was capable of causing death and serious bodily injury. The Criminal Trial Division is prosecuting this case in the 226th 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.
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.