Man accused of fatal shooting at North Side LA Fitness indicted by Bexar County grand jury

SAN ANTONIO — The man accused of fatally shooting a gym-goer at a North Side LA Fitness was indicted on a murder charge by a Bexar County grand jury this week.

Jessie Marquis MacWilliams, also known as Jessie Hogan, was one of 251 indictments handed down this week by grand juries, including five for murder.

Police said 34-year-old Brandon Broadnax was working out at the gym in the 7100 block of Blanco Road on Aug. 1, when
MacWilliams walked in and shot him once in the head.

Broadnax died at the scene. MacWilliams attempted to flee but was caught by police shortly after.

MacWilliams is being prosecuted by the Criminal Trial Division in the 175th District Court. If convicted, he faces up to life in prison.

Robert Joseph Ortiz, Arturo Alan Reyes and Nathan Cruz Sanchez were indicted on capital murder and aggravated robbery charges in connection with a fatal incident that occurred May 29 on the Northeast Side.

The trio was
allegedly involved in the fatal shooting of Takhai Michael
outside the Blow Hookah Lounge in the 3900 block of Eisenhauer Road. Police said they were part of a group that robbed Michael and his girlfriend while the couple sat in a vehicle with friends.

A fourth man, Aaron Treviño, was also arrested in connection with the killing, though he was not mentioned among those indicted this week.

Police said the people in the vehicle got into an argument with an unidentified woman, during which Sanchez, Ortiz and Treviño approached the vehicle. Two of the men started punching Michael through the open door of the vehicle as Sanchez, Ortiz and the woman started to rob the couple, according to an affidavit supporting the accused men’s arrest.

Treviño pistol whipped the girlfriend as she tried to get out of the car, according to the affidavit.

Surveillance footage shows Sanchez walking away from the vehicle with the girlfriend’s purse and Michael running after him to get it back. As Michael chases Sanchez, he is hit by gunfire from Treviño.

Sanchez then allegedly shot Michael as he lay on the ground.

Ortiz and the woman then took several items from Michael, and the group fled.

Ortiz, Reyes and Sanchez are being prosecuted by the Criminal Trial Division in the 290th District Court. If convicted, they face the death penalty or life in prison without parole.

A grand jury also indicted 39-year-old Stephanie Jimenez on a murder charge.

Police said Jimenez’s 6-year-old daughter Samantha Jimenez
died from neglect and malnutrition, with dehydration, kidney infection and pneumonia
acting as contributing factors. The girl weighed just 31 pounds at the time of her death.

On Oct. 3, 2021, Jimenez called 911 to report that Samantha had hit her head and started vomiting, an arrest affidavit said. First responders on the scene said the girl looked extremely neglected and was “small and thin for her age.”

The Bexar County District Attorney’s Office said that Jimenez had a legal duty to provide adequate food, water and medical care and had failed to do so.

The case is being prosecuted by the Family Violence Division in the 379th District Court. If convicted, Jimenez faces up to life in prison.

A grand jury also indicted former Bexar County deputy Peter Martinez on a charge of official oppression.

Martinez was arrested after allegedly striking an inmate who “got mouthy” with the deputy, Sheriff Javier Salazar told reporters.

The 34-year-old former deputy, who had been with the department for five years, was arrested Sept. 14, 2021.

The Civil Rights Division is prosecuting the case in the 379th District Court. If convicted, Martinez faces up to a year in jail.

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