‘Ringleader’ gets life in prison for 2018 double murder of teen, senior citizen
Richard Montez was third man charged and convicted in the shooting deaths of Angel Gebara, 14, and Benito Gallegos, 69, at a West Side housing project in February 2018. The other two men, cousins Andres and Juan Martinez, took plea deals and were sentenced in August to 22 and 24 years, respectively.
After nearly 2 months as a free man, capital murder suspect arrested in Karnes County, sheriff says
A Bexar County Sheriff’s Office spokesman says its Fugitive Apprehension Unit has been unsuccessfully looking for Montez since Wednesday, the day after a grand jury indicted him for the second time in the murders of Angel Gebara, 14, and Benito Gallegos, 69. The spokesman was uncertain whether Montez was aware of the new indictment against him.
Man accused of killing two goes free - for now
With several witnesses unavailable and the judge unwilling to delay the trial, the special prosecutor requested the Richard Montez's capital murder case be dismissed, intending to refile. But that will require a grand jury re-indict Montez, who has been released from the Bexar County jail in the meantime.
San Antonio man awarded $25K grant for local nonprofit via 2020 Coors Light Líder of the Year award
click image Instagram / coorslightlideresIn its 14th year of empowering Latino leaders, Coors Light has named San Antonio native Richard Montez its 2020 Líder of the Year.Along with the title, Montez, director of Member Services for the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), received a $25,000 grant from the beer brand to implement a new project with his nonprofit. HACU provides resources to Latino 21+ college students so that they can achieve their educational aspirations.Montez is committed to helping break cycles of poverty through his work with other SA organizations such as Inner City Development — a nonprofit that serves the economically marginalized West Side neighborhood where he grew up. "We were impressed by Richard's passion for his work at HACU, as well as his dedication to several programs in San Antonio that help his community reach a better quality of life," Kayla Garcia, manager of community affairs for Molson Coors Beverage Company, said in a release. "This year, with Latinos being one of the groups most impacted by COVID-19, the work Richard is doing is more important than ever."sacurrent.com