Tag: murder trial

Jury Selection Underway In Ruben Torres Murder Trial

Cameron County (KFXV) — Jury selection is underway in the capital murder trial of Ruben Torres. Accused of kidnapping and killing his 13-year-old girlfriend almost a decade ago. It was in 2007 when Torres, then 16, allegedly kidnapped Abigail Estrada and apparently killed her. Her body was never recovered. Torres was arrested shortly after Estrada disappeared, but charges were dropped due to a lack of evidence, the case was left unsolved for several years. In August of 2015, the Cameron County District Attorney’s office and Harlingen Police found enough evidence to charge Torres with murder. Although Torres was 16...

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Trial in Infant’s Homicide Set to Begin

Edinburg (KFXV) –New details in another capital murder case here at home. A trial for a woman accused of the homicide of her baby boy will begin in less than 24 hours. Sandy Hernandez Perez will appear in the 139th District Court where authorities will choose the jury in the case. The incident dates back to 2014 in the city of Weslaco. Deputies with the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office responded to La Quinta Lane where they found a baby on the front porch of a residence with severe injuries. This under the alledge care of his mother Hernandez Perez....

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Update on Continuing Gamehaus murder trial; forensic evidence presented

Reporting from the district court in Hidalgo County where the murder trial against Manuel Sanchez Jr continues… Reports indicate back in January of 2014 Sanchez had an altercation at a bar and was subsequently kicked out. According to the report, a few minutes later, Sanchez opened fire at a crowd in the parking lot injuring two men. One of those two men was Daniel Avila, who died due to his injuries, but his friend who was also shot was able to recover. Today the state called on a forensic scientist who showed members of the jury evidence explaining how the incident may have occurred. Sanchez...

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Judge Declares Mistrial In Delgado Murder Case

Jurors were not able to reach a verdict in a woman’s murder trial this morning and declared a mistrial. Alicia Esquivel Delgado allegedly beat her father, 62 year old Rodolfo Delgado to death in his McAllen home on July 2013. This morning, 139th state district judge Bobby Flores declared a mistrial in the case after jurors informed him that they couldn’t come to a unanimous decision. Delgado’s attorney argued that the case was self defense since the victim had snapped after consuming alcohol and drugs. A new trial date hasn’t been set....

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