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    TX - Mark Bernal, 38, Carlos Chapa, 31, Johnny Solis, Pearsall, murdered, 13 Jan 2014

    Mark Anthony Bernal


    Family searches for San Antonio man, new father, missing since January -

    A San Antonio man has been missing for weeks and his family is desperate to find him especially, since the man now has a newborn daughter who is growing up without her father. Bernal was last seen on January 13th, just north of downtown after taking his car to an auto shop on the corner of Ashley and Blanco road. How or why he went missing remains a mystery.
    http://www.kens5.com/news/Family-sea...251835651.html
    "When from a long distant past nothing persists, after the people are dead, after things are broken and scattered, still alone, more persistent, more faithful, the smell and taste of things remain poised a long, long time like souls, ready to remind us, waiting, hoping for their moment amid the ruins of all the rest, and bear unfaltering in the tiny and almost impalpable drop of their essence the vast structure of recollection."

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    TX - Carlos Chapa, 31, Pleasanton, 13 January 2014



    http://www.pleasantonexpress.com/new..._holidays.html

    Carlos Chapa, 31, was last seen in Pleasanton Jan. 13. He was wearing a red shirt, light blue jeans and black Nike shoes.

    Chapa was reported driving a grey 2007 Chevy Tahoe with Texas LP 86V4648.
    http://www.pleasantonexpress.com/new...n_missing.html

    Destiny Chapa, Carlos’ wife, said that the last time she saw Carlos was at their home on Monday. He left the house at 4 p.m. to go meet with a friend in San Antonio, something he does frequently according to Terisa Chapa, Carlos’ sister. “He has always kept contact,” Terisa added. “This is very unusual for him”

    His sister Terisa Chapa says that her brother has a tattoo of the word “Angelina” (his daughter’s name) on one of his forearms, a tattoo of a dagger on the other, a green tribal-style tattoo on his neck. He also has a tattoo on each hand, but Terisa said that she could not recall what they looked like.

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    http://www.keyetv.com/template/inews...l#.VHYnDIvZIWc

    A suspected Mexican Mafia lieutenant faces a racketeering-related charge after telling officers where to find the bodies of three fellow gang members. Prosecutors in San Antonio say 36-year-old Ruben Reyes was arrested Wednesday and charged with using and discharging a firearm during a violent crime.

    Mark Anthony Bernal, Carlos Chapa and Johnny Solis turned up missing in January. Prosecutors allege Reyes shot the trio over mishandling $60,000 and poor decisions about Mexican Mafia operations...

    Prosecutors say Reyes on Nov. 14 contacted San Antonio police about gang activity, including where to find the bodies of Bernal, Chapa and Solis. The remains were unearthed Nov. 19 in Pearsall.

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    http://www.keyetv.com/template/inews...l#.VHYnDIvZIWc

    A suspected Mexican Mafia lieutenant faces a racketeering-related charge after telling officers where to find the bodies of three fellow gang members. Prosecutors in San Antonio say 36-year-old Ruben Reyes was arrested Wednesday and charged with using and discharging a firearm during a violent crime.

    Mark Anthony Bernal, Carlos Chapa and Johnny Solis turned up missing in January. Prosecutors allege Reyes shot the trio over mishandling $60,000 and poor decisions about Mexican Mafia operations...

    Prosecutors say Reyes on Nov. 14 contacted San Antonio police about gang activity, including where to find the bodies of Bernal, Chapa and Solis. The remains were unearthed Nov. 19 in Pearsall.

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    **Related ** Ruben Reyes, the Mexican Mafia hitman who is referenced above, is the subject of this article (although the crime being written about is the murder of an off-duty Balcones Heights officer who doesn't have a thread on WS)

    A man who admitted to San Antonio police that he was a hitman for the Texas Mexican Mafia was indicted on new charges he killed a Balcones Heights police officer.

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    An indictment returned last week charged Reyes with Pesina's murder.

    Pesina was employed as a Balcones Heights police officer when he was gunned down in May 2014 while off-duty. Investigators have said Pesina was a member of the Texas Mexican Mafia who was killed because he owed the gang money. Alfredo Cardona, Jesse Santibanez and Jerry Idrogo are all awaiting trial on federal charges connected to the murder.
    http://www.ksat.com/news/admitted-me...eights-officer

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    Ruben “Menace” Reyes pleaded guilty to all federal charges pending against him including the murder Balcones Heights Police Officer Julian Pesina and four Texas Mexican Mafia members.

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    Reyes also admitted killing TMM “Captain” Mark Anthony Bernal (aka “Lefty”), TMM “General” Carlos Chapa (aka “Worm”), and TMM “Lieutenant of Lieutenants” Johnny Solis (aka “Smiley”) for their alleged mishandling of approximately $60,000 and making poor decisions in regards to the TMM daily operations. Reyes subsequently transported and buried the bodies of Bernal, Chapa and Solis in Pearsall

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    Reyes, who remains in federal custody, faces life in federal prison. Sentencing is scheduled for 9am on September 2, 2016.
    http://news4sanantonio.com/news/loca...-murder-of-cop

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    **Related**

    The murders and drug dealing alleged in court papers are wrapped up under a RICO - Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations - conspiracy. They allege Jerry "Spooks" Idrogo killed Billy Mares Padilla in August 2013 for the gang.

    t also accused Idrogo of the May 2014 murder of Julian Pesina, who was an off-duty Balcones Heights police officer leaving a tattoo shop he co-owned. Sources have told KSAT-12 Pesina was selling drugs for the gang and owed them money. At the time of his death, he had tattoos worn by members of the Texas Mexican Mafia on his body.

    Idrogo is expected to plead guilty to those murders and charges he sold heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine. A plea date has not been scheduled.
    Two other men are awaiting trial. Jesse Santibanez and Alfredo Cardona, also alleged Texas Mexican Mafia members, are charged with murdering other members.
    http://www.ksat.com/news/crime-fight...police-officer

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    A purported hit man [Ruben Reyes] for the Texas Mexican Mafia has admitted he was involved in 16 killings for the gang, including carrying out or ordering the slayings of fellow gang members and a police officer.
    During the late September [2015] closed hearing before Senior U.S. District Judge David Alan Ezra, Reyes did not specify the 16 killings, but court records state he shot three high-ranking members of his gang [Bernal, Chapa and Solis] and passed down orders targeting Balcones Heights police Officer Julian Pesina.

    Three other purported members of the gang: Jerry “Spook” Idrogo, 34; Alfredo “Freddy Low” Cardona, 36; and Jesse “Jay” Santibanez, 26, are charged in connection with the death of Pesina, who was shot outside his tattoo shop May 4, 2014, as he reportedly delivered payment for a street tax imposed by the gang.
    Law officers also believe Reyes participated in the killing of Julie Ann Rodriguez, 44. She was shot in September 2013 in her driveway a day before she was to be the key witness against the Mexican Mafia’s reputed “captain of captains,” Martin B. Balboa, 45, in a cold-case murder trial. Balboa was later charged with federal drug and gun crimes and is awaiting trial.

    Sources said Reyes is most recently suspected of being involved in the Oct. 22, 2014, shooting in the 700 block of Fay Avenue of Ernest Ibarra, 45, and Jacob Gonzales, 43. Ibarra died there. Gonzales died a few days later.
    http://www.expressnews.com/news/loca...rs-6562329.php

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    Reyes was sentenced today.

    Five life sentences to be served consecutively.

    Federal judge recommended he serve in Florence Supermax.

    https://www.google.com/amp/www.mysan...o-10644741.php


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    Extensive article on the sentencing by Guillermo Contreras of the San Antonio Express-News.

    http://m.mysanantonio.com/news/local...#photo-7195842

    Ruben “Menace” Reyes, 37, was deemed a threat to society by Senior U.S. District Judge David Alan Ezra, who took the unusual step of recommending that he serve his sentence at a Supermax prison in Florence, Colorado.

    The U.S. Bureau of Prisons’ Administrative Maximum Facility houses or has housed many of the country’s most infamous criminals and terrorists. Heriberto Huerta, the San Antonio native who founded the Texas Mexican Mafia in prison in the 1980s, is serving life terms at that lockup, where inmates are isolated for most of their stay.
    Contreras is among the most knowledgeable reporters when it comes to drug-related criminal organizations.