Cristal Hernandez, 25

San Antonio, Texas
April 25, 2005

Agencies: Texas Attorney General's Office | Bexar County Sheriff's Office Texas | Bexar Adult Detention Center Facility San Antonio Texas | Texas Commission on Jail Standards | Texas Jail Project

Cause of death: Not Yet Known

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Last updated: almost 4 years ago


At 1805 hrs on 25 April 2005 Dr. Joshua Alley of University Hospital entered room 1260 and disconnected all the life support equipment attached to Inmate Crystal Hernandez (SID #705782). Family members were then allowed to enter the room by hospital staff at approx 1809 hrs and left at approx. 1818 hrs. The family members present were Anthony Hernandez (father), Pearl Hernandez (mother), Alice Hernandez (grandmother) and Ray Trevino (Step-father). At 1829 hrs. Dr. Joshua pronounced Inmate Hernandez as deceased. Officer Mercedes Holguin #2765 contacted Cpl. Banks #4074 and myself and advised us of the situation. I was informed at approx. 1831 hours. Colonel Griffin was contacted by Capt. Thomas #1300 and advised of the deat at 1835 hrs. Office J. Phillips #2043 was dispatched to University Hospital and verifed the identify of the deceased. The deceased inmate was released to the custody of University Hospital and dropped of the IMIS system at 2027 hrs. University Hospital staff notified Investigator Manual Sanchez of the Medical Examiner's Office at 1840 hrs. The body was subsequently taken down to the morgue by University Hospital staff around 2200 hrs. Sgt. Sanchez of CID was notified of the death.

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