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State of the city: Week of 4/23

Chloe Williams

Not subscribed to local news but still want to stay up-to-date on the happenings around town? Look no further. Highlighting notable stories from external San Antonio news sources, State of the city summarizes the most captivating news headlines of the week. This week’s topics range from the confession of a 10-year-old in an unsolved murder case to a protest held at the Central Library. 

Murder confession made by 10-year-old

On Jan. 28, 2022, the Gonzales County Sheriff’s Office discovered 32-year-old Brandon O’Quinn Rasberry dead in his RV after missing work for two days. Medical examiners determined that the cause of death was from a single gunshot wound to his head while he was asleep. The case went unsolved until April 12, when a Nixon Smiley Independent School District principal contacted the Gonzales County Sheriff’s Office.

The Gonzales County Sheriff’s Office reported that a child at the school confessed to murdering a man two years prior after he had threatened to harm another student while on a school bus.

The then seven-year-old child confessed to taking a 9mm handgun from his grandfather’s glovebox at the RV park while he was visiting him. After this, he found and killed Rasberry in his RV while he was asleep. The child claimed to not know who Rasberry was before the incident and that he had no ill emotions toward him. According to Texas Penal Code 8.07, children under the age of 10 do not have criminal culpability, meaning he will not be charged for the murder of Rasberry.

Read-in hosted to protest SAPD officer pilot program

On Saturday, activists with ACT4SA held a read-in at the San Antonio Central Library in protest of a six-month pilot program, which places police within the library. 

“In the period leading up to the pilot, over the last two years or so, we had 18 assaults. Assaults of patrons to one another, to our in-house security, and to our employees,” Interim Assistant to Director of the San Antonio Central Library Haley Holmes stated.

In response to the protest, Jade Pacheco, the community builder for ACT4SA stated “We’re here to say that we want an end to this program, because this is not good for our community, and police in the library is a reliance on intimidation.” 

The program ends in May, but police presence may remain if deemed necessary. 

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Malaki Lingg
Malaki Lingg, Web Editor
Malaki (he/they) is a third-year Digital Communication student at UTSA. He is originally from Nevada but has lived in the Austin area for most of his life. When not writing for The Paisano you will most likely find him thrifting, gardening or attending a concert. This is his fifth semester with The Paisano and his second as an editor.
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Chloe Williams, Managing Editor
Chloe (she/her) is a senior majoring in Business Marketing with a minor in Adaptive Decision Business Models. On her off days you can find Chloe thrifting, being a self-proclaimed food critic or outside enjoying nature. This is her third year at The Paisano and she is excited to serve as Managing Editor.

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