Moments ago a Bexar County jury assessed a 13 year prison term for defendant Jeffrey Theisen after he pled guilty to the jury to the charge of Intoxication Manslaughter causing the death of Christina Flores, age 43. The punishment trial was held in the 399th District Court before the honorable Judge Ray Olivarri.
The evidence revealed that on December 10, 2011, the victim, Christina Flores, had gone to pick up her boyfriend in the middle of the night. They were heading home, travelling on IH-35 N and had just merged onto 281 S, when they were struck head-on by the Defendant, who was driving the wrong way on Highway 281. Flores was pronounced dead at the scene. Her passenger was uninjured. The Defendant admitted at the scene to taking 10 shots of Jack Daniels and was taken to University Hospital with severe injuries. His medical blood draw was .20. The legal draw showed .18 and cannabinoids. The Defendant was 28 at the time of the offense and has no criminal history. Flores was 43 and leaves behind 3 children.
Intoxication Manslaughter is a second degree felony that carries a range of punishment from 2-20 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine. Because the defendant had no prior criminal record he was eligible for probation from the jury.
For more information contact District Attorney Susan Reed at 210-335-2342.