San Antonio Register (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 61, No. 35, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 31, 1992 Page: 1 of 16
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San Antonio's Leading Community Newspaper for Right, Justice, Equality, and Community Progress Since 1931
Thursday, December 31,1992
Two brothers charged in Austin slaying
Sullivan brothers charged
with killing teenaged girl
in church parking lot,
wounding five others
Santa was a woman on a motorcyle!
Sgnta came on her motorcycle, bringing brought cheer and gifts to the residents of the San Antonio Convalescent Center Along with Santa came the Ray
sof Hope gospel singing group.
Photo by Ferrero
Persons accused of crimes face
new justice system
Under the old Bexar County justice
system, the one that was in effect
prior to Dec. 30, defendants charged
with a crime waited an average of 60
days before being indicted by a grand
jury and another 45-120 days before
the first court date was set.
District Attorney Steve Hilbig
pointed out that in 1990 it took an
average of 371 days fora case to pass
from arrest to sentencing.
A new system went on line at 7 a. m.
Tuesday morning that the D. A.'s
office is hopeful will speed up the
With the new system, criminal
charges will be filed against suspects
when they are booked into the county
jail, and the first court date is set for
30 days longer.
Eight additional prosecutors have
been hired and four more deputy
district clerks have been added to
handle the increased paperwork.
According to Ililbig, prosecutors
will be on duty at the city magistrate's
office for up to 20 hours a day and
will review cases with the arresting
officers at the time of an arrest.
The same group of prosecutors will
handle each case from the time of
arrest until its disposition.
Some defense lawyers are afraid,
however, that the new system may
jeopardize a defendants due process
The new system is expected to save
the county $ 1 million to $2.4 million
a year because if the cases are heard
faster, more inmates in the jail will
be convicts awaiting transfer to the
state prison rather than defendants
waiting for trial.
The state must pay Bexar County
$35 a day for each inmate awaiting
transfer to prison, thereby the savings
to the county.
Warning issued to drinking drivers
New Year's Eve revelers are being
encouraged by the District Attorney
and the Texas Council on Alcohol
and Drug Abuse to take a taxi home,
free, if they have to much to drink.
In San Antonio, Care Cabs will
give those who've had a few too
many a ride home, and City Towing
will tow their cars home for free.
District Attorney Steve Hilbig
pointed out that Bexar County docs
aggressively prosecute DWI's,
boasting a conviction rate of well
over 90%. Law enforcement
officers will be out in force to arrest
those whose driving is impaired.
Convictions generally result in
heavy fines and jail time oh up to
being sent to prison.
Hie telephone number for the
('are ('abis 225-4741. City Towing
may be reached at 225-6477.
Both services are free, and will
take you to your home only, not to
Austin police are hoping that San
Antonio police will have Eugene
Sullivan, 19, and Rashaan Sullivan,
20, in custody shortly for the murder
of 16 year old Tamika Ross who was
killed early last Sunday morning in
Eugene and Rashaan Sullivan are
from San Antonio and are brothers.
Their cousin, Laquint Cantrell
Sullivan, 18, of New Waverly has
also been charged in the murder of
the Austin teen.
Ross was shot by the parking lot of
Grant Chapel A. M. E. Church in
Austin police speculate that the Ross
girl was a go-between in setting up a
drug deal. Austin police I t. David
Parkinson sard that the deal went
sour and the gunmen retaliated
against the teen. He said that they
may have believed that Ross tried to
set them up.
However, the girl's mother said
that she knew 'for sure that that's a
"Other people told me she didn't
have anything to do with it," said
Parkinson said that Ross was the
intended target of the gunfire which
also left five other people wounded.
According to police reports, three
men had been riding by the parking
lot of the Grant Chapel A. M. E.
Church in East Austin Sunday
The driver of the car called out to
Ross as two men armed wi th shotguns
jumped out and opened fire.
She was shot once in the back with a
The other victims, ranging in age
from 16-38, did not know each other,
police said, and were among a larger
group of people.
Man stabbed 11 times, left
for dead in housing project
Committee seeking nominations for
The Martin Luther King Awards
Committee is taking applications
through January 4 for the 6th Annual
Martin Luther King, Jr
Distinguished Achievement Award.
residents whose record of personal
achievement in the community
reflects a strong commitment to
human rights, equal educational
opportunity, and economic well-
being for all.
For more information on the award,
call George Griffin at 220-1220 or
Monica Escobeda at 225-3766.
Application forms are also available
in the Express-News daily paper.
San Antonio recorded another ho-
micide in this record breaking year
for murders when an 18 year old
Kirby man was stabbed to death
The body of Wallace Hardeman
was discovered about 10:30 p.m.
Tuesday sprawl on the sidewalk in
the 100 block of Peyton Place in the
Victoria Courts Housing Project.
Police said theman had been stabbed
U times and left for dead. The
victim's pockets were turned inside
out and police believe robbery was
A passerby recognized the man and
contacted the victim's girlfriend who
called police. EMS rushed Hardeman
to Brooke Army Medical Center
where he died.
Police have few clues in the case.
.Funeral arrangements are pending at
l>ewis Funeral Home.
Impressive final rites held
for Garnet Mackey, Jr.
Impressive rites were held for
Garnet Mackey, Jr at Greater Tree
Mount Temple with Rev. A. Brown
Macke) was the third child born to
Armey and Garnet Mackey in 1931.
lie grew up in the St. Hedwig area.
He is survived by his mother, Amey
Mackey; wife, Mattie G. Mackey;
children, Lionel, Ricky, Joel,
Jacqueline, Debra, Cynthia and
Melvin; stepchildren. Butch. Jim
and Yolanda; brothers, Frank, Elijah,
Robert and Andy; sisters, Sarah Durst
and Catherine Mackey; grandchil-
dren and other relatives.
Interment was in Fort Sam Hous-
ton National Cemetery. Arrange-
ments by the Lewis Funeral Home.
Allee Wallace, renowned photographer in San Antonio, logs a number of miles and hours spreading hope and best wishes to inmates across Texas. Wallace
closed out his 1992 campaign with a concert at the federal correctional institution in Three Rivers, Texas.
Holiday Cheer; Olivia Baker fl) and Mrs. Mattie Edwards (mother of Dr.
Leo Edwards) were spreading good wishes Sunday afternoon at the house
wanning of her son Leo in the Marymont Estates. Staff Photo
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