A conviction is made but the case is not yet over. Pending the completion of a court ordered pre-sentence investigation, presiding judge Jack Robison will decide to run all of the sentences, handed down by the jury, concurrently or consecutively.A Hays County jury convicted and sentenced Gregory Anthony Rodriguez, 31, of 13 counts in a case involving two young girls, including Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child and Indecency with a Child. The jury came to their verdict last Thursday, but did not provide a verdict on punishment until late Friday afternoon.
According to a press release from District Attorney Sherri Tibbe, state attorneys, Larry Bloomquist and Cathy Compton, pushed for a heavy sentence given the specifics of the case. Rodriguez’ attorney, Tom Garner, asked the jury to punish his client with probation.
The jury sentenced Rodriguez to 30 years on each of the Aggravated Sexual Assault counts, 20 years on two of the Indecency counts, and 10 years on each of the remaining counts.
In a telephone interview before abruptly hanging up, Garner said, “It was a difficult case and both sides did a good job.”
by Andy Sevilla