The trial of Juan David Ortiz is a Webb County capital murder case that was moved to Bexar County after a change of venue was granted by a judge.
Ortiz is accused of the murders of four women found dead just north of Laredo. He is also facing a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and unlawful restraint.
This trial at first was a death penalty case but the lead prosecutor on the case, Webb County District Attorney Isidro Alaniz, recently took capital punishment off the table.
He said that the families of the victims all agreed to this change and it would also shorten the trial from four weeks to about two weeks.
As Ortiz awaits his fate, KSAT Reporter Erica Hernandez recaps the events that led up to his arrest and also a look at what we can expect from the upcoming trial.
This KSAT exclusive, available in the player at the top of the article, also features a one-on-one interview with the mother of one of the victims.
You can also watch this special on KSAT Plus and KSAT’s YouTube channel.
Make sure to return for our trial coverage starting Nov. 28, we will live stream this trial gavel to gavel.