A San Antonio woman was sentenced today to 40 years in prison for the shooting death of a man she met on a social media site.
Aliza Cantu, 26, pled guilty to murder Wednesday in the 186th District Court. Evidence showed on July 14, 2019, Cantu met Marc Anthony Ramirez on Mocospace, then agreed to meet up with Ramirez in person. He picked up Cantu to drink beer and smoke methamphetamine. Cantu ended up shooting Ramirez in the head. She was arrested a few days later and confessed to the killing.
On Monday, Joseph Robles pled guilty to two charges of intoxication manslaughter. Evidence showed Robles was driving a car with three passengers on April 20, 2019. All of the people in the car had been using methamphetamine. Witnesses said Robles fell asleep, drifted off the road, overcorrected and rolled the vehicle down the highway. Nicky Delafuente and Calvin Hitchcock were ejected and killed. A third passenger was injured. Because Robles was a habitual offender, he faced at least 25 years in prison. The plea agreement resulted in Robles receiving two 35-year sentences to run concurrently.
“These two defendants accepted responsibility for their crimes by pleading guilty. What we have seen this week is the dangerous outcome of people who abuse dangerous drugs like methamphetamine. These people made terrible choices on those nights and it cost some their lives. I am proud of the work our teams have done to bring justice in these cases,” said Bexar County District Attorney Joe Gonzales.
Assistant District Attorneys Andrew Fields and Austin Stout of the Criminal Trial Division prosecuted these cases in the 186th District Court. The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office investigated the murder case. The San Antonio Police Department investigated the intoxication manslaughter cases.