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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 10, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas The fatal night Witness describes fatal stabbing in Orosco murder trial By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff wtitef The state tested its case this morning against Michael Anthony a San Antonio man on trial for the murder of 18yearold Felipe Monterriayof Torres last May Orosco is accused of stabbing Torres 38 Torres body the last of five found dumped in Comal County last year was discovered by Sid Weidner on his ranch at Highway 231 and FM1863 on May By midmorning the defense had called its first witness and final changes were being made to the courts charge against The charge was expected to be read after and closing arguments will In testimony Julian Mesa of San Antonio testified he saw Orosco repeatedly stab Torres on May I ran over and pulled Mike He told me to get I looked at and for a his eyes loolced like someones here to help seconds he was Mesa 1 panicked and ran back to the I reversed it and Mike jumped He had a lot of hatred in I could see every vein in him like hed used all his like the devil was in Mesa All he Mike said over and over was the said he was Mesa said he had gone to Oroscos house to collect a debt the morning of May Orosco said Felipe Torres See Page 11A Landa Circle K robbed at gunpoint Police are following a couple of leads today after the Wed nesday night armed robbery of the Circle K store at Walnut and Landa New Braunfels Juan Gusme said a man armed with a handgun entered the store about Wednesday night and took an undetermined amount of money from the He went got the money and Gusme Police believe the suspect may be Hispanicand say he weighs between 160 and 175 pounds and is between 5 8 inches and 5 10 inches Wednesday games SMU Baylor 63 Houston Tech 74 Texas Rice 53 Arkansas TCU 59 Texas Marquette 69 New Braunfels HBB M HH Texas 8 Thursday January 25 Cents 20 Pages 2 Sections Reagan sees year of talks Smooth as silk WASHINGTON AP President expressing his willingness to attend a summit if it would help advance the new arms control says 1985 should be a year of dialogue and better relations between the two While celebrating a new agreement to begin negotiations on nuclear and space Reagan told a news con ference Wednesday night the two countries differences are many and profound and predicted the new talks will be Its also my hope that as 1985 he this year will emerge as one of dialogue and a year that leads to better relations between the United States and the Soviet He that he intends to press ahead with research on a spacebased antimissile although the Star Wars plan will be on the table with everything else when the bargaining begins in the of talks agreed to by and Soviet negotiators this week in Asked if now might be the time for a summit meeting with Soviet President Konstantin Reagan To have a to have a meeting doesnt make any But he In the next month or were all supposed to get together and find out when the Reagan said the two countries differences are many and profound and predicted the new talks will be negotiations can start and at any a reason arises in which a summit could be helpful in that or in any other matters and a carefully planned agenda created Im perfectly Replying to a question about whether the success of the Geneva meetings and the resumption of arms talks might lead to a new era of detente with the Soviet Reagan I think that there will be other things talked about other than just weapons We very definitely are trying to arrive at a position in which we can settle some of the other bilateral and regional issues and trade matters that are at odds between Ending his first formal news conference in six Reagan backed away from reporters and nearly fell off the low podium in the White House East Room before regaining his In other topics See Page 11A The water in the Guadalupe River north of New Braunfels appears smooth as thanks to a little photographic trickery to produce the blurry This photo wouldnt have been possible a few months when release rates from Canyon Dam wore in sinfjlo But the piesent recast rate is 800 culm foot per thanks to lecent Utilities board OKs expansion By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Renovation and expansion work on the New Braunfels Utilities corner of Main Plaza could begin as early as thanks to a million decision by Utilities trustees The board approved a building design by TOne Ar which includes a twostory expansion between the Utilities Main Building and the Annex for an ad ditional square feet of downtown building A canopy will wrap around the whole bottom floor of the three arid the present drivethrough facilities will be covered and expanded to two using the current window collection system and an automatic carrier like motor banks The drivethrough facilities and canopy added sub stantially to the projects but trustees said those items were almost Its hard to imagine spending million with the but its even harder without trustee Robert Orr I believe in the aesthetics of this and the question is whether we want three buildings or one on that The canopy does the trick and adds to the appearance of the I think its almost man trustee Al Kosko Kosko also spoke in favor of expanding the drive through This building belongs to everyone who pays a utility If we spend million on and people still have to stand in I wouldnt like that too he The next question was Wheres the money coming and Utilities manager Bob Sohn had an innovative using the Valero settlement refunds accrued over the past five Im told were due as a final Valero set tlement plus an additional on Sohn Our building cost is minus we included in this years budget out of which leaves a balance of Sohn Our Valero as of stood at so that still leave us a contingency fund in See Page 1U Inside Todays Weather A cool front heading this way will lower the tem peratures this Skies will be partly cloudy and the temperature will rise to about 62 before dropping to the 40s in the late Expect a low of about 35 tonight with a 30 percent chance of showers and winds from the northeast at about 10 The high tomorrow will reach about Yesterdays high was Pipeline project Guns Moves The San Antonio Gun slingers have a new head coach but the same tough defense for their second season in the United States Football Thur sday Page Comal Canyon Canyon Dam outflow Edwards Aquifer Canyon Lake level Water Watch 211 433 cfs down 45 800 cfs same same down CANYON LAKE CLASSIFIED COMICS CROSSWORD DEARABBY 5A 46B 7B JMA 2B DEATHS HOROSCOPE JJA 3B OPINIONS SCRAPBOOK SPORTS 6 A STOCKS WEATHER 3A Detailed environmental statement required This is the third part of a threepart series on the AilAmerican Pipeline that will bring crude oil from Santa Barbara possibly over the Edwards Aquifers recharge zone in Comal to By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer AllAmerican Pipeline en vironmental impact statement will be off the presses Wednesday and available to the And though it addresses some of the specific environmental problems that this end of the pipeline much of it depends on a site specific study that only can happen once the exact route is Lanny one of the writers of tin1 study with Environmental Research and Technology the company him by the federal Without knowing exactly where the route of the pipeline will no over the it is impossible to know what are the chances of a spill get ting into the ground Roid The specific route from MKamey to Freeport was only recently decided through Comal County it follows the EntraUXOasis las Pipeline and still might This type of information was not available to ERTs staff when they prepared the impact on the Bakersfield McCamey the pipeline does go over other mostly those connected with river basins In those the K1S cautioned the pipeline to avoid the limestone formations that make up the aquilor where they are close to the We list the types of that the pipeline niuiht to and recommend they move it a Hill feet either way to avoid and wlls thai male il possible iiir an oilspiH to in much deeper strata Heed Tom a San Antonio retired said that the chances were small lur a crude oil spill from the pipeline tn ct mlu the but not especially over the recharge K the pipeline crosses shale formations 11A Battered wife on trial in Seguin SEGUIN AP A woman on trial in the death of her husband has testified that she killed the man in his sleep because she had grown tired of being Jo Ann of cried nine times Wednesday as she recalled the fatal shooting of her Antonio on March Questioned by District Attorney Bud Flores denied that she tried to make the shooting look like a suicide by putting the gun in her husbands left Flores said she doesnt remember anything after she dropped the pistol and fled to a nearby 1 just picked up my daughter and ran to the phone by the store and called my grandmothers Flores Police testified that when they arrived at the couples home on March Flores told them her husband had committed An autopsy report a day later in dicated the wound in Flores left temple could not have been self Three weeks after the shooting Flores signed a statement admitting she killed her police Flores said her husband had beaten her soon after they had returned home the day lie was Instead of going to she said she stayed up to watch television She testified she then went to the bathroom where her husband kept a Mrs Mores told Uie jury she used both hands to pull the trigger aimed at her sleeping It was like it was not me doing 1 dont remember how long I stood there alter 1 shot him I tried to clean up the gun with my then J dropped she said Testimony from other witnesses backed Flores assertion that her husband frequently beat
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