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Posted on: July 28, 2022

Woman sentenced to 12 years in prison for intoxication manslaughter case

BCSO booking photo of Blanca Torres

A local woman was sentenced to 12 years in prison for a drunk driving crash that killed a man in front of his family.

Blanca Torres, 42, was found guilty of intoxication manslaughter in March for the Oct. 16, 2018, crash. Evidence showed Mauricio Rodriguez...

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District Attorney - Press Releases
Posted on: July 8, 2022

Bexar County Grand Jury indicts man for 2016 murder

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 wea...

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District Attorney - Press Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Murder defendant arrested after 6 months on the run

amir powell arrest photo

A murder defendant who cut off his GPS monitor while on bond awaiting trial was arrested late Tuesday.

Amir Powell posted $150,000 bond in September 2020. Court-ordered conditions of his release required Powell to wear a GPS monitor while under partial hou...

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District Attorney - Press Releases
Posted on: May 24, 2022

Man sentenced to prison for Dec. 2020 murder

Daniel Calvillo booking photo from Bexar County Jail

Daniel Calvillo, 29, a citizen of Piedras Negras, pled guilty to the Dec. 9, 2020, murder of Giovanna Barrera. Evidence showed Calvillo walked up to Barrera while she was sitting in a car and demanded her cell phone before he shot her. 

In exchang...

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District Attorney - Press Releases
Posted on: May 19, 2022

Driver sentenced to 15 years in prison for killing teen who tried to escape moving car

Booking photo of Steven Xzavier Medina

A San Antonio man was sentenced to 15 years in prison Tuesday for driving under the influence of drugs and killing a 16-year-old girl who tried to get out of the moving car.

Steven Xzavier Medina, 20, pled guilty to a charge of intoxication manslaughter in...

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District Attorney - Press Releases
Posted on: May 19, 2022

S.A. man convicted of fatal bar shooting sentenced to 30 years in prison

Bexar County Jail booking photo of David Hinojosa

A Bexar County Jury sentenced a San Antonio man to 30 years in prison for a fatal bar shooting.

David Hinojosa, 32, was found guilty on a murder charge earlier this week. Joseph Torres, 37, and David Hinojosa were both regulars at the Sugartime Lounge in t...

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District Attorney - Press Releases
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Grand Juries hand down indictments in capital murder, murder cases

This week, Bexar County Grand Juries handed down 325 felony indictments.

Michael Burger is charged with capital murder. The indictment alleges that on Feb. 20, 2022, Burger intentionally and knowingly caused the death of William Burger by shooting William ...

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District Attorney - Press Releases