Alamo man gets 99 years over wife's death
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) - A jury in Edinburg has ordered 99 years
in prison for a man with a history of domestic violence who was
convicted of killing his wife.
Jurors convicted 35-year-old Cesar Trejo of Alamo of murder in
the 2008 shooting death of 24-year-old Mariana Tijerina. She was
shot three times and her body was found on the family's front lawn.
Prosecutors say Trejo was a jealous husband who previously beat
his spouse and accused her of having an affair. She had a
restraining order against him.
Trejo on Tuesday described the gunfire, saying the first shot
was an accident, the second shot he "meant that one" and the
third shot came as Tijerina collapsed into his arms.
Trejo, who was sentenced Wednesday, still faces aggravated
assault charges over a jailhouse fight.
Saginaw cheerleaders disciplined, urine in sodas
SAGINAW, Texas (AP) - Some cheerleaders in a Fort Worth-area
district have received in-school suspensions after teammates were
given sodas spiked with urine.
Names of the Saginaw High School cheerleaders were not released.
District spokeswoman Kristin Courtney says district policy and
the school's cheerleading constitution were followed in deciding
District officials say at least two girls got in-school
suspensions and others received lesser penalties. The number of
cheerleaders involved and other details were not released.
The girls will not be allowed to take part in cheerleading
events through the end of this term.
A parent whose daughter drank the urine-tainted soda told the
Fort Worth Star-Telegram that the incident happened during a
basketball game last winter. The man, who asked that his name not
be used, says the offenders should be kicked off the team.