SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio teen convicted of murdering one other teen two years in the past will perform his punishment in prison, a choose dominated on Wednesday.
Edgar De La Cruz will be transferred to prison to serve the rest of his 25-year prison sentence for the loss of life of 17-year-old Sebastian Vasquez Carpio.
The destiny of De La Cruz, who’s about to flip 19, was in question as he’s growing older out of the juvenile system.
Wednesday’s switch/launch listening to came about for a choose to resolve if the teen would be transferred to grownup prison or launched to serve the remaining sentence on parole. He has already served 11 months of his sentence.
We at the moment are studying who the defendant is on this case is. Edgar De La Cruz who’s now 18. We are listening to extra about his life and his time in the juvenile violent offender program. pic.twitter.com/MbguNFeHHw
— Erica Hernandez (@erica_KSAT) September 14, 2022
De La Cruz turned himself in to the police in October 2020 as they had been investigating the loss of life of Carpio. His physique was discovered inside a burned-out automobile in west Bexar County the month prior.
In Wednesday’s listening to, it was revealed that De La Cruz shot Carpio and robbed an individual of their automobile. He then put Carpio’s physique in that automobile, drove it to a rural space, and set it on fireplace.
He later informed police he knew how to dispose of a physique as a result of it was how cartel members did it in Mexico. The listening to additionally revealed that De La Cruz had been promoting medication for his uncle who was from Mexico and had ties with a cartel there.
Ana Maria Carpio, Sebastian Vasquez Carpio’s mom, spoke out towards De La Cruz’s launch.
“I feel that 11 months is not sufficient for the state to consider his release,” stated Ana Maria Carpio. “I believe in rehabilitation when one is deserving of it, but I feel this individual does not deserve to get a second opportunity.”
Carpio requested for neighborhood help as she wasn’t allowed to give a sufferer’s impression assertion since she already made one throughout a earlier listening to.
She posted a petition on-line asking for others to write statements on why the teen shouldn’t be launched from jail.
Those statements had been added to the court docket file, and the choose was in a position to evaluation them earlier than making a call on this case.
After being transported to a Texas Department of Criminal Justice facility he’ll subsequent be eligible for parole in 12 years.
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