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Crime San Antonio mother on trial, accused of helping son, two others break out of Bexar County jail

20:25  18 october  2019
20:25  18 october  2019 Source:   expressnews.com

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Jurors are expected to begin hearing testimony Friday in the trial of a San Antonio mother accused of helping her son and two other capital murder defendants break out of the Bexar County jail in a high-profile escape in March 2018.

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Gabrielle De Arroyo, 61, is accused of helping her son, Luis Antonio Arroyo; Jacob Brownson; and Eric Treviño escape from the jail on March 2, 2018. The trio were picked up from the jail, and their hourlong freedom ended when they were captured near a Sonic restaurant near Hildebrand Avenue and Blanco Road, where they had been dropped off. They were taken into custody after a brief foot chase.

Her son initially had been charged with capital murder, and his case ended in a mistrial the first time he was tried.

In March, Arroyo was sentenced to 99 years in prison on the escape charge.

Two months later, Arroyo was tried again, this time on two counts of murder. He was acquitted in the deaths of Rodney Spring, 47, and Quickether “Ketha” Jackson, 36, on Jan. 21, 2016. Jurors deliberated about nine hours over two days before reaching a not guilty verdict in the 227th state District Court.

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Marcos Maldonado, a friend of Treviño’s, and Michelle Ramirez, Treviño’s ex-girlfriend, also have been charged in connection with the escape attempt. Maldonado is out on bond and is awaiting indictment. Ramirez’s charges were reduced and she was granted probation on a hindering apprehension charge, court records indicate.

At the time of the escapes, Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar called the action a “pretty miraculous feat,” because the inmates were able to get out of the facility by climbing 20 feet up in a recreation area outside the jail, cutting a hole in “some mesh,” and climbing down onto a roof outside using bedsheets.

Brownson and Treviño are awaiting trial on capital murder charges and the escape charges, court records indicate.

Brownson is accused in the fatal shooting of Anthony Rodrigues, Pedro Garcia Jr. and Matthew Martinez in September 2016.

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Treviño is accused of fatally shooting 3-year-old Rene Blancas Jr. on Nov. 4, 2017, as the toddler sat in a car with his parents and next to his 11-month-old sister.

De Arroyo faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted of hindering apprehension and obstructing an investigation.

The case is being heard in the 379th state District Court, Judge Ron Rangel presiding.

Elizabeth Zavala covers county and state courts in San Antonio. Read her on our free site, mySA.com, and on our subscriber site, ExpressNews.com. | [email protected] | Twitter: @elizabeth2863

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