Jose Heriberto Hernandez, Jr., aged 23, received a 60-year sentence today in the Texas Department of Corrections for the murder of two close family members and the injury of a third. Hernandez entered guilty pleas to two charges of murder and one charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon during the proceedings held on October 27, 2023, in the 144th District Court.
The incident dates back to March 12, 2020, when the San Antonio police responded to a distress call at a residence on the south side of the city. Upon arrival, they discovered two women who had lost their lives due to stab wounds and another woman who had suffered serious injuries. An elderly family member at the scene identified Defendant Hernandez as the perpetrator, accusing him of killing Raquel Hernandez-Mojica, 44, and Andrea Hernandez, 22, who were his mother and sister, and also assaulting another one of his sisters.
During the subsequent investigation, Defendant Hernandez admitted his responsibility for both the murders and the assault to the San Antonio Police Department. The Family Violence Division managed the case on behalf of the Bexar County District Attorney's Office.
"The District Attorney's Office is committed to ending family violence and upholding justice for all victims. This case is a tragic reminder of the importance of our mission," said Bexar County Criminal District Attorney Joe Gonzalez, "A home should always be a safe place for those who live there."