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    (JULY 16,2009)



    An 18-year-old San Angelo man charged with murder in the shooting death of Robert "Bobby" Guevara is scheduled to enter a plea later this month, according to online records. Guevara, 20, was shot last year in a southwest San Angelo parking lot following a dispute with a former girlfriend. Five adults and one juvenile were taken into custody in October 2008.

    The five adults each were indicted on one count of murder by a Tom Green County grand jury in December. Larry James Carson, who appears before a Tom Green County District Judge June 27, is the second accused person in the case to face a plea hearing., 18, pled guilty to murder in June, about a week before he was scheduled to stand trial. A judge sentenced him to 40 years in prison. trial date was scheduled for June 20, according to court records, and reset for Monday, but a plea appearnce is scheduled for July 27, online records show.


    Bryan Clayton, the 119th first assistant district attorney, will prosecute the case for the state, a district attorney official said. Local attorney Galen A. Moeller will represent Carson. Three accused people remain to be tried in the case: Margarita Ramirez, 19; Roger Claxton, 18; and Anthony Whiteside, 19

    According to jail records, Ramirez and Carson bonded out of jail in January, and Claxton bonded out in February. Whiteside was released in April, but was arrested for going off his bond. He is being held in lieu of $1 million.

    The 17-year-old girl taken into custody in connection with the shooting is still in the county’s juvenile detention center, said Patrick Graves, director of detention services with San Angelo’s juvenile probation office. Her case is still pending, but will likely be handled before she turns 18. No phone numbers were listed for Claxton or Carson. No answer was available at the number listed for Whiteside.

    Murder is a first-degree felony, punishable by five years to 99 years and a fine up to $10,000. Ramirez’s father, Arturo Ramirez Jr., declined to comment. Robert Guevara’s aunt, Melissa Guevara, said the family did not wish to comment on the case at this time.


    (October 15, 2008)

    Four people are in custody on a charge of murder in the death of Robert Guevara, and San Angelo police say more arrests may come in the case. Guevara, 20, was shot to death Saturday night in a confrontation in a parking lot on the west side of San Angelo that involved numerous people, according to law enforcement documents.

    Herod said Ramirez and a man showed up in a red Ford Mustang and approached her and Guevara in the parking lot in the 3000 block of Green Meadow Drive. One or more other vehicles arrived, and a crowd of people who acted "threatening" and "menacing" approached Herod and Guevara, Herod told police.

    Herod and Guevara, who had been outside, got back into Guevara's Cadillac and locked the doors, Herod told police. Someone in the crowd around the car broke the back windshield, and Guevara got out, she said. Herod said she then heard "a popping sound," and Guevara fell, saying that he had been shot.

    The affidavits do not make clear who called 9-1-1. Police and emergency personnel who responded to the report of gunfire gave Guevara first aid at the scene. He was taken toSan Angelo Community Medical Center, where he died about 11 p.m.. San Angelo police spokesman Lt. Curtis Milbourn said Guevara was shot once, adding that he's unsure how many rounds were fired.

    After interviewing witnesses, police began searching for the red Mustang. Patrol Officer Bobby Elrod found it at the Sands Motel on North Chadbourne Street, the affidavit said. Ramirez checked into the Sands Motel about 11:30 p.m. Saturday, about one hour after the shooting, according to a search warrant affidavit. The document also said there was an unidentified man with Ramirez, who Milbourn said in an e-mail "was most likely Carson."

    Tara Patel, one of the hotel managers, told the Standard-Times that police showed up "right after" Ramirez had checked in for one night, according to an account given to her by her husband, who was attending the desk at the motel that night. Police said Ramirez surrendered to them on Sunday, although it was not clear where she gave herself up. In one of the affidavits, Police Detective Javier Barrera said he was told by Ramirez that Carson and Claxton were involved in the shooting. Police were still searching for a murder weapon as of Tuesday afternoon, Milbourn said in an e-mail.

    Jamie Highsmith, spokeswoman for San Angelo Independent School District, said Claxton is a senior at Lake View High School, and records show that Carson withdrew from Lake View in 2006.

    The Criminal Investigations Division is continuing to follow leads and identify more witnesses. "The police department is confident that the shooter is in custody, though the suspected shooter is not being identified by name to avoid hindering a later prosecution," a police news release states.

    "Nearly every division in the police department played a role in this investigation."

    Guevara's father, Edward Guevara, has described his son as an athletic young man who found himself caught up between Anglo and Hispanic gang influences and left high school because of it.

    (October 13, 2008)

    A woman has been arrested in the shooting death of a San Angelo man over the weekend. Margarita Quintella Ramirez, 18, was jailed Sunday afternoon and charged with murder, a San Angelo Police Department news release said. Robert Guevara, 20, was shot to death Saturday night in a parking lot on the west side of San Angelo. Police initially identified him as Robert Fahlstrom. Ramirez is being held in the Tom Green County jail in lieu of $125,000 bond.

    Margarita Quintella Ramirez, 18, of San Angelo, who according to police turned herself in, was arrested Sunday. Larry James Carson and Roger Pilar Claxton, both 18, were arrested shortly after midnight Tuesday, city police said. Phillip M. Mendoza, 17, was charged with murder about 1:50 p.m. Tuesday, according to jail officials. Search warrant and probable cause affidavits have begun to reveal some of the details of the case. According to an affidavit for a search warrant, April Herod was with Guevara on the night he was killed. She told police the two were waiting in the parking lot for Ramirez, who had been arguing with Guevara before the meeting.



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