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Courts and crime reporter Elizabeth Zavala breaks down the most gripping trials in the Bexar County courthouse. With her decades of experience, Zavala expertly balances crime stories with the intricacies of the law and details from the scene in the courtroom. This podcast will resume in January 2021; until then, look for her insights on EN-Depth.

Courts and crime reporter Elizabeth Zavala breaks down the most gripping trials in the Bexar County courthouse. With her decades of experience, Zavala expertly balances crime stories with the intricacies of the law and details from the scene in the courtroom. This podcast will resume in January 2021; until then, look for her insights on EN-Depth.

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Courts and crime reporter Elizabeth Zavala breaks down the most gripping trials in the Bexar County courthouse. With her decades of experience, Zavala expertly balances crime stories with the intricacies of the law and details from the scene in the courtroom. This podcast will resume in January 2021; until then, look for her insights on EN-Depth.

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@expressnews

Language:

English

Contact:

210-250-3000


Episodes

Episode 80: DA Joe Gonzales and Judge Ron Rangel

12/7/2020
Bexar County District Attorney Joe Gonzalez and presiding judge of the 379th state district court Judge Ron Rangel join host Elizabeth Zavala for an in-depth discussion on how COVID 19 has changed the court system and what we can expect moving forward.

Duration:00:33:33

Episode 79: High-profile criminal cases in Bexar County pending due to Coronavirus pandemic

12/1/2020
Several high-profile criminal cases that were expected to go to trial this year may have to wait until the COVID-19 pandemic is under control, judicial and county officials said. Express News courts and crime reporter Elizabeth Zavala and host Luis Vazquez discuss some of those high-profile cases and where they stand.

Duration:00:29:45

Episode 78: The trial of Denys Martinez for intoxication manslaughter and manslaughter

11/20/2019
Courts and crime reporter Elizabeth Zavala describes the covers the trial of a the driver who ran a red light, speeding more than 100 miles per hour, and was convicted of intoxication manslaughter and manslaughter in the horrific death of Rita Barbara Martinez. https://www.expressnews.com/podcasts/the-docket/

Duration:00:13:15

Episode 77: The murder trial of Leandre Hill for the shooting of Randall Perkins

11/18/2019
An assistant lacrosse coach at Smithson Valley High School, Randall Perkins, was shot and killed at a party near the main campus of the University of Texas at San Antonio. He was 20.

Duration:00:05:36

Episode 76: San Antonio teen pleads guilty to gruesome killing of mom

11/4/2019
Courts reporter Elizabeth Zavala discusses a plea agreement reached involving Matthew Dempsey, accused of killing his mother with help from a friend.

Duration:00:19:26

A judge removed for racial slurs, a conviction in the death of San Antonio college student

9/13/2019
Courts and crime reporter Elizabeth Zavala updates listeners on the removal of a visiting judge accused of using racial slurs and a verdict in the killing of a San Antonio college student. Read more: https://www.expressnews.com/news/local/article/Podcast-Removal-of-a-visiting-judge-and-a-14438400.php

Duration:00:24:05

Two murder trials and a twist in sentencing

8/20/2019
In this episode of The Docket, we discuss two murder trials: The retrial of Miguel Martinez, convicted of shooting a UTSA graduate student five times in the head; and the trial of Robert Leon Allen, convicted of killing a 15-year-old in a Whataburger parking lot after a teen girl fight.

Duration:00:20:18

Plea deal for accused serial rapist raises questions

7/26/2019
Courts and crime reporter Elizabeth Zavala covers a case in which judge is weighing whether to accept a plea agreement that could send a San Antonio man to prison for 40 years for sexually assaulting several women, sparking fear in the Medical Center area for nearly two years.

Duration:00:16:32

Why a $1.2 million bail for San Antonio man charged with arson causing death won't be reduced

7/23/2019
Express-News crimes and courts reporter Elizabeth Zavala covres the case involving Emond Johnson, accused of murder and arson causing death which resulted in the death of Scott Deem in 2017. Man accused of setting blaze that killed San Antonio firefighter loses bid to get bail reducedRead the report investigating firefighter Scott Deem's death ‘Someone you wanted to know:’ Hundreds gather to honor slain SAPD officer

Duration:00:11:51

Self defense and a juvenile murder case

7/16/2019
Murder and assault charges against a 16-year-old Madison High School student who fatally stabbed an 18-year-old graduate during a fight last March have been dropped. San Antonio Express-News courts and crime reporter Elizabeth Zavala explains what led to the juvenile's release. For more information on this episode, visit: expressnews.com/podcasts/the-docket/ Background reading: Madison High School teen accused in fatal stabbing is freed, charges droppedWitness describes frantic scene after...

Duration:00:09:41

New Specialty Docket Aims at Refocusing Lives of Children Involved With Gangs

7/4/2019
San Antonio Express-News courts and crime reporter Elizabeth Zavala has details on a new program for juvenile gang members. Read more at https://www.expressnews.com/author/elizabeth-zavala/?utm_campaign=podcast.

Duration:00:14:58

Petti McClellan-Wiese, Mother of Texas Child Killed by ‘Angel of Death’ Nurse Genene Jones, Dies at 64

6/24/2019
San Antonio Express-News courts and crime reporter Elizabeth Zavala has details on the death of the mother of the only confirmed child murdered by Genene Jones. Read more at https://www.expressnews.com/author/elizabeth-zavala/?utm_campaign=podcast.

Duration:00:19:40

San Antonio Man Physically Removed From Court During Victim Impact Statement

6/14/2019
San Antonio Express-News courts and crime reporter Elizabeth Zavala describes the history of an Alamo City man, who earlier pleaded guilty to killing his wife, had to be removed from court when family members described how his crime affected their lives. Read more at https://www.expressnews.com/author/elizabeth-zavala/?utm_campaign=podcast.

Duration:00:18:35

San Antonio Woman Says Elderly Aunt Was the 'Mastermind' in Hiding King Jay's Death

6/7/2019
San Antonio Express-News courts and crime reporter Elizabeth Zavala has updates on the ongoing case against Christopher Davila and two family members for the death and coverup of 8-month-old King Jay Davila. Read more at https://www.expressnews.com/author/elizabeth-zavala/?utm_campaign=podcast.

Duration:00:13:15

Not Guilty Verdict for San Antonio Man Tried Twice in Brutal Stabbing, Shooting

5/31/2019
San Antonio Express-News courts and crime reporter Elizabeth Zavala has updates on the retrial of Luis Antonio Arroyo, who was originally accused of capital murder-multiple persons. Read more at https://www.expressnews.com/author/elizabeth-zavala/?utm_campaign=podcast

Duration:00:20:10

Prosecutor Argues Notes in Genene Jones' Bible Make References 'to Her Own Sin'

5/27/2019
San Antonio Express-News courts and crime reporter Elizabeth Zavala has updates on the Genene Jones case. Read more at https://www.expressnews.com/author/elizabeth-zavala/?utm_campaign=podcast

Duration:00:12:28

Bexar DA Updates Community on Changes Since Taking Office

5/17/2019
San Antonio Express-News courts and crime reporter Elizabeth Zavala breaks down this week’s updates from Bexar County District Attorney Joe D. Gonzales. Read more at https://www.expressnews.com/author/elizabeth-zavala/?utm_campaign=podcast

Duration:00:15:16

San Antonio Father Who Said He Accidentally Shot His Son Sentenced to 12 Years

5/7/2019
San Antonio Express-News criminal justice enterprise reporter Emilie Eaton has details on the case of 45 year old Andres Delgado III, who's been sentenced for shooting and killing his son in March of 2018. Read more at https://www.expressnews.com/news/local/article/San-Antonio-father-going-to-prison-for-killing-13817461.php?utm_campaign=podcast

Duration:00:11:41

Homeless With Clean Record No Longer Thrown Into Jail for Trespassing

4/26/2019
San Antonio Express-News courts and crime reporter Elizabeth Zavala explains Bexar County’s new policy to not hold homeless and mentally ill people for most types of trespassing crimes. Read more at https://www.expressnews.com/author/elizabeth-zavala/?utm_campaign=podcast

Duration:00:16:10

San Antonio Teen Certified as Adult, to Be Tried in Capital Murder Case

4/19/2019
San Antonio Express-News courts and crime reporter Elizabeth Zavala has updates on a 16 year old boy who will now be tried as an adult in the murder of a former correctional officer. Read more at https://www.expressnews.com/author/elizabeth-zavala/?utm_campaign=podcast

Duration:00:16:42