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Accused cop-killer pair to stand trial in March
A pair of suspects, charged with capital murder and other charges after a three-county rampage in December 2013, are set to stand trial in Atascosa County next March.
According to the Atascosa County District Clerk’s Office, jury selection in the capital murder trial of 33-year-old Shaun Ruiz Puente and 29-year-old Jenevieve Ramos, both of San Antonio, is set to begin March 23. The two are charged with fatally shooting 31-year-old San Antonio Police Department Officer Robert Deckard Dec. 8, 2013, in the midst of a chase on I-37 in Atascosa County.
The couple also face attempted capital murder charges in Wilson County for their alleged roles in a subsequent shootout with Patrolman Roberto “R.J.” Sanchez Jr. of the Poth Police Department. A Wilson County District Court docket from Aug. 11 indicates that prosecution of that case is being delayed, pending prosecution of the Atascosa County case.
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