Bexar County District Attorney ponders next move in Medical Center rape cases
SAN ANTONIO – After Anton Harris, 20, was convicted Wednesday of raping a nurse in her apartment in May 2017, Bexar County District Attorney Joe Gonzales began evaluating four other Medical Center rape cases in which Harris is a suspect. Assistant District Attorney Daryl Harris, who prosecuted the 2017 case that ended with a 99-year sentence for Harris, said he is ready to go to trial in the other cases. Since they testified and told their story during Harris' trial, to try their cases would mean another trip to the witness stand. Daryl Harris recalled what one woman said following Anton Harris’ trial as the best-case scenario in resolving the remaining cases. I’m a survivor,’” Daryl Harris said.
Punishment phase begins in Medical Center rape trial
SAN ANTONIO – After deliberating for five hours on Thursday, the jury found Anton Harris, 21, guilty on rape and robbery charges. Harris, known as the Medical Center Rapist, allegedly forced his way into the apartment of a nurse, raped her and stole her watch, iPhone and iPad. “What happened to Jane at her Mission Ranch apartment on May 28, 2017, was the last of the defendant’s crimes,” prosecutor Daryl Harris told the jury Thursday as the punishment phase of Anton Harris’ trial began. Prosecutors say they plan to call at least 20 witnesses to the stand during the trial’s punishment phase. “This young man, you will learn, had to endure stuff in his childhood that wasn’t normal.”Anton Harris found guilty in Medical Center rape trialHarris is facing a maximum punishment of life in prison.