New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, April 7, 2005, Page 8

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

April 07, 2005

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 7, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas Page April JI005 ABUSE CONTINUED FROM Page 1A Prosecution could end its case today to the boy he faces five to 99 years in On the two lesser allega of causing bodily injury to a Fierro faces five to 10 years in He is being held in Comal County His bail is Prosecutor Von Bunn put the boy on the witness stand introducing him to Robison and to Bunn took the boy through a description of what his life was like in the months before police arrested May and Pier Raymond Fierro Through Bunn brought him to the just days before the when Fierro allegedly injured the boys genitals by ripping the skin and partially peeling it from the base of the When he hurt did he grab your privates Bunn the boy He grabbed The boy also testified the incident was painful and resulted in Under continued testimo the boy said the incident occurred on the front porch of the home when Fierro was ordering the undressed boy inside to take a After the Bunn asked him what he did I had to go back inside the the boy Ray put you in Bunn asking him also what he was I think no the boy Bunn asked him if he was but the boy acknowl edged that he was The boy testified that he was confined to the doghouse on more than one occa and that he often didnt know what he was being punished Many of the occasions where he did he were for He described being beaten with a belt but was not clear on how many times his mother had done it or Fierro had done He also described being into bed having to sleep that way and having Fierro threaten him on two occasions with a Ray held it to my privates like the boy gestur ing as though holding a What kind of knife was it Bunn A little steak the boy What did he say Bunn Cantrell then asked the boy whether he remem bered this period in his life well and the boy said he Then Cantrell asked the boy questions about telling the You know saying something that adults want you to say just because they want you to say it would be wrong Cantrell the boy And you know this is an important place and its very important you tell the truth the boy Cantrell asked the boy if his mother believed he always told the and Assistant District Attorney Ed Springer objected because an answer would call for the boy to spec ulate on what his mother Robison Cantrell established the boys mother had sometimes taken toys away from him for punishment and sometimes you dont go to Im a technique called time going to cut the boy How did you feel Bunn the boy On another the boy Fierro gripped his tongue and threatened to cut it off with a large During defense attorney Anthony Cantrell began by asking the boy whether he realized Cantrell had been seeking unsuccessfully to meet with Ive been trying to talk to you for a long time and this is the first time Ive been able Cantrell The attorney asked how many times hed talked to and the boy said it was probably more than the punishments got more frequent and Did it seem to you that you were being punished unfair ly Cantrell the boy He couldnt remember how many times his mother had belted him and Fierro had belted him or if his mother had ever done so before dating Cantrell asked the boy if it were true hed never told the police about the injuries Fier ro allegedly The boy admitted that he the prosecution is scheduled to complete its case at the Comal County Court The defense will begin its case as soon as the prose cution SHIELD CONTINUED FROM Page 1A Newspaper executives say law ineffective who are reluctant to close any doors that might help a crim inal It doesnt protect any said Michael Schnei director of programming for the Texas Association of One of the core principles is to protect This bill as amended would not do Schneider said without legal confidential sources are unlikely to come forward with Its not about protecting the Schneider Its about protecting the While broadcasters have long supported a shield the bill gained support from publishers and editors who have been reluctant to have the Legislature define what press freedoms are guaran teed by the First The sponsor of the Rodney said he wont push the bill without the support of news organi If I cannot strengthen this bill to make it a true shield for sources and information and not a sieve I will thank the members for the use of the hall and spend the next two years convincing my col leagues why it is important to do this Ellis DRT hears from Burgin The Daughters of The Republic of Ferdinand Lindheimer met at Forke Store at Conserva tion The tables were covered in white lace table cloths with red and white hearts scattered on The serving table held two white and blue boots with red roses and babys Attending were 34 six associates and eight The guest speaker was Cynthia Burgin who spoke on Texas Mexican Folk Cures and Business meeting consisted Voted on proposed new membership of Stephanie Gladys Kloepper Vivian Ahr Elizabeth Christine Martin and Doris Hansard reported that history essays have all been read and winners Cer tificates are being A registration form was handed out for the DRT 114th Annual May 11 in The theme is Celebrating the Centennial as Custodian of the All registrations must be post marked no later than April The chapter has gained 12 new members this Kathy CRT would like pictures of community activities the children are in for the CRT scrapbook that is presented at Lynn Byrd requested that everyone have their picture taken for any one who has pictures of the November get in touch with Casteel appointed vice chair of rural caucus AUSTIN State Carter RNew Braun was appointed as a vice chair for the Rural Caucus of the Texas We tried to look at geo graphic representation as well as cover subject matters of interest to the Robert L Robby chairman of the Casteel joined fellow House members Charles Doc Anderson Roy Blake Juan Esco bar Stephen Frost New Yvonne Gon zalez Toureilles Mark Homer Lois Kolkhorst and Rob Orr Burleson and senators Craig Estes Wichita Falls and Bob Deuell Greenville as vice The rural caucus exists as an informational resource for members of the Texas Legis Throughout the leg islative weekly meet ings are held on various top ics of interest to the mem work ses sions are held to help edu cate members on topics ranging from school finance and budget issues to trans portation and We are fortunate to have so many leaders in rural issues who have worked ort various issues important to their district and rural Cook We have expertise in natural resources and budget All rural members will play a key role in developing and shaping policy in an effort to address longstanding rural issues in our DINOSAURS CONTINUED FROM Page 1A Museum raising money for building program Its almost like Crime Scene Deschner Keaims will speak on fossils of the local area and the geol ogy of the spillway gorge at nearby Canyon Texas Dinosaur Day is a fundraiser for the museums building Deschner said the muse um is about onethird of the way to its fundraising goal of million and plans to AT A GLANCE Texas Dinosaur Day runs from noon to 5 Sunday at the Heritage Museum of theTexas Hill Admission is for adults and for children ages 5 to The museum conducts group tours for anyone who For call 830 8996928 dur ing hours of 899 expand the which also encompasses Native Ameri can Comal County history and the development of Canyon Supporters hope to build barns that will protect fossil dinosaur from and improvements to prevent flooding and damage to the Also planned is an amphitheater on the cliff overlooking the tracks and a new entrance that would bet ter accommodate school buses and two gardens one prehistoric and the other a heritage garden typical of pioneer We have a site plan and are making calculations and designing it Deschner This project is for the benefit of preserving the tracks and the education of local people and BIG n April es Youi New to NORTHWEST 9th and r in a house into 3 EnjJf FREE SING S get ces to 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