Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Guilty plea in murder case

18 years to close this case by a confession.

I wonder why she came forward at this late date?  I agree with the Bexar County D.A.'s office that this would have been a tough case to try especially if the defendant has mental health issues, coupled with the lack of witnesses.

Fired worker pleads guilty in boss' 1992 slaying
By Craig Kapitan - Express-News

A San Antonio woman with a history of mental illness pleaded guilty Monday to an 18-year-old cold case involving the shooting death of her former boss.

Prosecutors have agreed to seek no more than 20 years in prison for Carmen Hinojosa Najera, 51, who approached police with a confession in 2008. She will be sentenced next month before state District Judge Juanita Vasquez-Gardner.

Police first questioned Najera and her son, Gregorio Najera, then 18, on Feb. 8, 1992 — the same day store manager Darren Holden was found shot to death at the Phillips 66 convenience store on North St. Mary's Street.

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