Duo in Rolling Oaks Mall robbery indicted for capital murder

Two indicted for deadly mall shooting

SAN ANTONIO – The two men accused of killing a man during the January Rolling Oaks Mall robbery have been indicted, according to the Bexar County District Attorney's Office.

On April 13, a Bexar County grand Jury indicted 34-year-old Jose Rojas and 35-year-old Jason Prieto for capital murder.

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On January 22, Rojas and Prieto were armed with guns when they robbed a Kay Jewelers inside Rolling Oaks Mall, according to the DA's office. During the robbery, Jonathan Murphy, a customer at the jewelry store, was shot and killed.

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Rojas was also shot by a mall patron who possessed a license to carry. Prieto fled but was later caught by the Converse Police Department after the shooting when he wrecked his vehicle and was found sleeping in a culvert.

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According to a press release from the DA’s office, Rojas and Prieto were both indicted as habitual offenders due to their prior criminal history. Capital Murder is a felony, punishable by death or life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Rojas and Prieto are awaiting trial out of the 226th District Court.

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