SAN ANTONIO – The trial of Juan David Ortiz, a former Border Patrol agent accused of murdering four women near Laredo in 2018, is being tried in Bexar County after a change of venue was granted.
KSAT 12 will be streaming the entire proceedings, from gavel to gavel, on KSAT.com, KSAT Plus and YouTube.
The trial resumes at 8:30 a.m. Monday.
You can view what happened in Day 4 of the trial here.
It was initially 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 the victims’ families agreed to the change which would also shorten the trial from four weeks to about two weeks.
Ortiz’s alleged murder spree began in Sept. of 2018.
Melissa Ramirez, Claudia Anne Luera, Griselda Cantu and Jannelle Ortiz were all found dead with gunshot wounds within weeks of each other off I-35, north of Laredo.