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Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Murder trial turns spectacle as suspect prepares to testify

The prosecution rested Wednesday in the eighth day of a Buda murder trial, in what has become a lengthy spectacle in courtroom antics.

Monday, January 17th, 2011

Dripping Springs man gets 10 years for sexual assault

A Hays County jury sentenced Jesus "Jesse" Aranda of Dripping Springs to ten years in prison for sexual assault of a child. Aranda and his wife were foster parents of a 15-year-old girl who came to them...

Friday, January 14th, 2011

Foster dad gets 10 years in prison for sexual assault of child

A Hays County jury sentenced a 51-year-old Dripping Springs man to 10 years in prison for the sexual abuse of a 15-year-old girl who had once been his foster child, officials announced Friday.

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Kyle man gets 45 years for child sex assault

A Hays County jury needed less than an hour to convict a 39-year-old Kyle man of aggravated sexual assault against a child. Gerardo Delarose received a sentence of 45 years.

Friday, August 27th, 2010

Austin man faces long stint on 18 child sex counts

Jimmy Duran Lopez of Austin faces 25 years to life in prison on 18 different counts of child sexual assaults after pleading guilty to all counts in Hays County.

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Reyes gets life for sexually abusing stepdaughter

A Hays County jury this week sentenced San Marcos resident Roger Reyes, 40, to life in prison without the possibility of parole after convicting him under a new state statute aimed at offenders who repeatedly abuse a...

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

County jury gives Reyes life without parole

A Hays County jury sentenced San Marcos resident Roger Reyes, 40, to life in prison without possibility of parole after convicting him this week of continuous sexual abuse of a young child.

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

Child killer gets life

Richard Perez, Jr., a 22-year-old San Marcos man, was sentenced to life in prison after a Hays County jury found him guilty in the death of his girlfriend's six-month-old son.

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

Perez gets life for killing girlfriend’s baby boy

A San Marcos man will serve life in prison without the possibility of parole after being convicted this week of killing his girlfriend's infant boy.

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