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Man found guilty of fatal wreck that killed 2 high school friends

Punishment phase begins Wednesday morning

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SAN ANTONIO – Antonio Flores, 20, was found guilty on two counts of manslaughter by a Bexar County jury Tuesday evening.

The jury deliberated a little more than four hours.

The trial centered on the deaths of Georgina Rodriguez, 17, and Gabriella Lerma, 16, on Feb. 19, 2013.

Flores and the two girls were students at Brandeis High School. The girls were passengers in Flores’ car on their way to lunch when he crashed into a truck at the intersection of Hausman Road and the Loop 1604 access road.

Witnesses testified that Flores was speeding and racing with another car and driving recklessly at the time of the crash.

The punishment phase of the trial will begin Wednesday morning.

 


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