The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

August 18, 2013

Trial nearing in 2011 murder case

By BRAD KELLAR
Herald-Banner Staff

GREENVILLE — Trial is scheduled early next month for one of two Campbell residents charged with capital murder in connection with the 2011 death of a 2 year-old child.

The Hunt County District Attorney’s Office is seeking the death penalty for Gabriela Ortiz and Arturo Aguilar Vega Jr., should they be convicted of capital murder involving the death of Brandon Herrera.

Both defendants have pleaded not guilty.

A discovery hearing is scheduled in the case August 27. The setting of a jury panel is set for September 4 and the questioning of individual jurors is scheduled to begin September 8.

Vega’s trial has been scheduled for January.

Ortiz and Vega remain in custody at the Hunt County Jail, each in lieu of $2 million bond.

Documents released in the case show both Ortiz and Vega admitting to having caused injuries to Herrera prior to his July 18, 2011 death.