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Killed by a stray bullet. Police say 52-year-old Alma Saenz was an innocent bystander shot to death on the city's southside in December. Now, a reward is being offered to catch her killer.
Saenz' daughter doesn't want her identity revealed, but she wants the world to know her mom. "She was just our everything and we miss her everyday and we are just so devastated without her right now." Saenz was a woman who's maternal instincts always kicked in. "She was just a very caring person. She put everyone else before herself, especially her family." And that's what she was doing the day she died. "My aunt needs assistance because she's disabled. And she was just making sure she got inside safely."
On December 15th, police say two teenagers were arguing on Cox Street when shots were fired. Saenz was an innocent bystander who was hit by a stray bullet. "While she was standing in the doorway she was shot in the chest."
"All we know about the suspects is that it is suspected that it is two males between the ages of 15 and 17," said Sgt. Javier Salazar, spokesman for the San Antonio Police Department. Police say they have little to go on. Now, Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 dollar reward hoping tips will come in. "There's gotta be someone out there that has some information even if it is just a shred of information and they feel that oh, it's probably not important enough to call on, it probably is," said Salazar.
"Somebody out there has to know something," said Saenz's daughter. She's still holding out hope for her mom. A woman she says taught her to always put others first. "We just want justice you know. We don't want this to happen to anyone else and we know it's not going to bring her back but at least we will have piece of mind knowing that they are where they belong."
Call Crime Stoppers at 224-STOP if you can help. Callers can remain anonymous.
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Manson disciple's tapes being analyzed by LAPD
May 23, 2013 21:44 GMT
By TAMI ABDOLLAH Associated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Los Angeles police have obtained the decades-old taped conversations between a Manson family disciple and his attorney.
Detective David Holmes says the department has had the tapes for a couple of weeks and Robbery-Homicide Division and the Los Angeles County district attorney's office are analyzing them.
A federal judge ruled in March that Charles "Tex" Watson waived his right to attorney-client privilege when he allowed his lawyer to sell the eight cassette tapes to an author nearly 40 years ago for a book on his life.
The tapes are being reviewed to determine whether there's evidence that could resolve unsolved murders.
Watson is serving a life sentence for his role in the 1969 murders of actress Sharon Tate and six others. He sought to prevent turnover of the tapes.
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