Co-defendant testifies against accused in drug deal killing

Michael Ramos admits setting up drug deal that ended in murder

SAN ANTONIO – On the night of December 2, 2014, Reynaldo Guerrero, 34, was shot to death in what authorities said was a drug deal that turned deadly.

Guerrero met Dominique Green at an East Side home that one witness called a “trap house.”

During testimony in Green’s trial on capital murder charges Wednesday Michael Ramos, a co-defendant, admitted setting up a drug deal there between Green and Guerrero.

“I did bring a buyer and a seller to be connected at that time,” Ramos testified.

He said that he was shocked when Green pulled a gun.

“What was he doing with that gun?” asked prosecutors. “Pointing it at Ray Guerrero,” Ramos replied.

Ramos said that he heard Green tell Guerrero, “Freeze. Don’t move.”

Ramos testified that he went across the street to the home of Barbara Castillo, Green’s girlfriend.

She testified that Green showed up later with two or three bags of marijuana, Guerrero’s wallet and cell phone.

Ramos was initially charged with capital murder, but following his testimony before a grand jury, he was charged only with aggravated robbery.

Though he is charged with capital murder the state is not seeking the death penalty for Green. A conviction, however, could mean life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Testimony is expected to continue on Thursday in Judge Sid Harle’s 226th District Court.

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