A Uvalde man was hospitalized Saturday after receiving dozens of bee stings at his Birch Circle home. His condition was not known yesterday when the newspaper was printed. Uvalde Volunteer Fire Department members were dispatched to the
Uvalde’s first capital murder case since 1983 is expected to begin Sept. 12 in the 38th Judicial District Courtroom, with Sabrina Vielma standing trial for the 2011 death of her 4-year-old son Davaughn Rodriguez.
District Judge Camile DuBose will oversee the case, for which the prosecution is seeking the death penalty.
A second defendant, Cel’ves Cook, has also been indicted on capital murder charges for the young boy’s death; the prosecution has opted to try Vielma and Cook separately.
If found guilty, Cook also faces the death penalty. That proceeding is expected to begin following the conclusion of Vielma’s trial.
Uvalde Police Department Officer Felipe Ramon (right) directs Hacienda Wrecker Service employees (not pictured) to a damaged vehicle following a two-vehicle crash near the intersection of East Main and Fourth streets. Also pictured is UPD Officer Rudy Astran. The accident occurred Thursday morning.
Uvalde city manager Vince DiPiazza is upholding the recent termination of former Uvalde Police Department lieutenant John Meyer.
DiPiazza and city attorney Paul Tarski met with Meyer and his legal representative on June 13. Max Westbrook, who served as interim chief of police from August 2013 until December 2013, was also present, per Meyer’s request.
The city manager said Meyer was notified of the decision through a formal letter.
“After careful consideration, I decided to uphold the termination,” DiPiazza said on Monday. “A formal letter to that effect was mailed to John on Friday.”
Meyer’s employment with the Uvalde Police Department ended May 26. He was most recently a supervisor for patrol sergeants, corporals and patrol officers.