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Posted on: October 21, 2022

Bexar County Grand Jury indicts three men for May 2022 capital murder

This week, Bexar County Grand Juries handed down 251 felony indictments.

Robert Joseph Ortiz, Arturo Alan Reyes and Nathan Cruz Sanchez are charged in separate indictments.

  • Capital murder: Each indictment alleges that on May 29, 2022, the defendants intentionally caused the death of Takhai Michael by shooting Michael with a deadly weapon (firearm) and that the defendants were in the course of committing or attempting to commit the offense of robbery of Michael. The indictments also allege that on May 29, 2022, the defendants intentionally caused the death of Michael by shooting Michael with a deadly weapon (firearm), and that the defendants were in the course of committing or attempting to commit the offense of robbery of Alejandra Garcia.
  • Aggravated robbery: Each indictment alleges that on May 29, 2022, the defendants, while in the course of committing theft of property with intent to obtain and maintain control of said property, did use and exhibit a deadly weapon (firearm) and the defendants intentionally, knowingly and recklessly caused bodily injury to Alejandra Garcia by striking Garcia with said deadly weapon, and by striking Garcia with the hand of the defendants. The indictments also allege that on May 29, 2022, the defendants, while in the course of committing theft of property and with intent to obtain and maintain control of said property, intentionally and knowingly threatened and placed Garcia in fear of bodily injury and death, and that the defendants used and exhibited a deadly weapon (firearm).

The Criminal Trial Division is prosecuting these cases in the 290th District Court. Capital murder is punishable by life in prison without parole or the death penalty.

Stephanie Jimenez is charged with murder. The first count of the indictment alleges that on Oct. 3, 2021, Jimenez committed or attempted to commit the felony offense of injury to a child, and while in the course of or in furtherance of or in immediate flight from the commission or the attempted commission of this offense, Jimenez committed or attempted to commit an act clearly dangerous to human life, to-wit: by starving, thereby causing the death of Samantha Jimenez. The second count of the indictment alleges that on Oct. 3, 2021, Stephanie Jimenez intentionally and knowingly, by omission caused serious bodily injury to Samantha Jimenez, a child who was 14 years of age or younger, and that Stephanie Jimenez had a legal duty to act and failed to do so in that Stephanie Jimenez failed to provide adequate food, water and medical care. The Family Violence Division is prosecuting this case in the 379th 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.

Jessie Marquis MacWilliams AKA Jessie Hogan is charged with murder. The indictment alleges that on Aug. 1, 2022, MacWilliams intentionally and knowingly caused the death of Brandon Broadnax by shooting Broadnax with a deadly weapon (firearm). The Criminal Trial Division is prosecuting this case in the 175th 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.

Peter Martinez is charged with official oppression. The first count of the indictment alleges that on Sep. 14, 2021, Martinez, a public servant, namely: a Bexar County jailer, acting under the color of his employment, intentionally subjected Lawrence Gall to mistreatment, to-wit: striking the head or face of Gall, knowing it was unlawful. The second count of the indictment alleges that on Sep. 14, 2021, Martinez intentionally, knowingly or reckless caused bodily injury to Gall by striking the complainant with the hand of Martinez. The Civil Rights Division is prosecuting this case in the 379th District Court. Official oppression is a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and a possible fine of up to $4,000.

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. 

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