Elizabeth Zavala, S.A. Express-News

Elizabeth Zavala

S.A. Express-News

San Antonio, TX, United States

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Recent articles by Elizabeth:

Leonard Torres admits killing San Antonio man for $50

Testifying for the state, Leonard Torres said he was the shooter, but that his brother put the gun in his hand. → Read More

San Antonio man pins murder charge on his brother

Eduardo Torres, accused of capital murder, tells police his brother shot and killed Nathan Valdez. → Read More

Fifty dollars and a cellphone: Witness recalls deadly San Antonio bus stop robbery

Nathan Valdez had just helped out a friend when he was shot on South Presa Street. His... → Read More

2 retired Bexar County district clerk deputies in runoff for the top job

Tuesday’s primary runoffs will decide party nominations for district clerk, a county... → Read More

San Antonio man charged with capital murder in fatal shooting of Houston educators — his parents

Michael Vincent Burger, 20, is accused of killing his parents, two longtime Houston-area... → Read More

San Antonio mom takes plea in disappearance of Baby James

D’Lanny Chairez entered a plea of no contest to tampering with evidence in the death and disappearance of her toddler son, James. → Read More

Woman guilty in San Antonio murder-for-hire case

Angela Navarro-DePaz faces up to life in prison for solicitation of capital murder with remuneration. → Read More

Bizarre San Antonio murder-for-hire trial nears its end

Angelica Navarro-DePaz is accused of paying an undercover detective to kill her boyfriend’s sister. → Read More

Husband collapses on stand in wife’s murder-for-hire trial

The husband of an Austin woman accused in a murder-for-hire case testified about threats and assaults on his family to back claims a police informant terrorized his wife. → Read More

San Antonio murder-for-hire plot 'all a game', defendant claims

Caught on tape paying an undercover San Antonio police officer to kill her boyfriend's... → Read More

Murder-for-hire San Antonio trial

Austin woman on trial in alleged murder-for-hire says SAPD’s informant had been shaking her down. → Read More

Austin woman on trial in San Antonio 2017 murder-for-hire plot

Angelica Navarro-DePaz was 40 when she was arrested on a charge of solicitation of capital murder with remuneration. → Read More

S.A. woman sentenced to 18 years in love-triangle killing

As part of a 2020 agreement, Flowers pleaded guilty to murder, but the pandemic delayed her sentencing while her competency was challenged. → Read More

Live Oak teen indicted on murder charge in connection with fatal shooting of mother’s fiancé

According to an affidavit, Austin James Markowski allegedly fired shots when he saw his... → Read More

Sentenced to life in prison John Paul Casarez

John Paul Casarez, out on parole, robs family at gunpoint and gets life. → Read More

San Antonio teen gets 30 years in prison for drug deal killing

Raul Ignacio Cervera was 15 when he was arrested. Now 19, he must serve half his time... → Read More

Bexar DA joins four others to say: We won’t prosecute women seeking abortions

Joe D. Gonzales joined other district attorneys in Texas to decry recent arrest and say... → Read More

Argument prompted San Antonio mom to call teen son to a bar — now he’s indicted

Two Bexar County grand juries returned 248 indictments, including one for an 18-year-old... → Read More

‘You can make a difference:’ More than 250 crowd Bexar County Courthouse, vow to fight child abuse

Thirteen local children died of child abuse and neglect in Bexar County last year.... → Read More

Special prosecutor drops harassment charge against prominent San Antonio lawyer Martin Phipps

A special prosecutor from Hays County dismissed the case, citing a lack of evidence. It... → Read More