From staff reports
The trial of a Kyle teen accused of injuring a San Antonio woman while drag racing was postponed on Wednesday, the day testimony was set to begin.
John Kaleb Kapaldo, 19, is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony punishable by two to 20 years in prison, and a lesser felony charge, causing an injury while racing on a state highway.
While allegedly drag-racing in North Hays County on June 14, Kapaldo struck and injured Gloria Gamez of San Antonio, court papers state.
Kapaldo’s attorney, David Watts of San Marcos, did not return a phone call for comment Wednesday night.
A jury was chosen and seated on Tuesday in state District Judge Bill Henry’s court. But on Wednesday, the Hays County District Attorney’s office asked for a continuance because, a prosecutor said, the victim’s mother is being treated for terminal cancer.
— BRAD ROLLINSEmail | Print