Delacruz has pre-trial hearing on capital murder charge

Isidro Delacruz appeared in Tom Green County courtroom Monday afternoon for a pre-trial hearing in his capital murder case. Delacruz is accused of killing a five-year-old girl in 2014.

During the hearing the state and the defense addressed 119th District Court Judge Ben Woodward on the progress of receiving documents needed before trial and presented various motions.

State Attorney Allison Palmer submitted Texas Department of Public Safety lab reports from investigators in the case, supplemental witnesses for the state, a personal letter addressed to Palmer and various other records for the court’s review.

The defense presented several motions related to the state seeking the death penalty.

Both parties are waiting on an extensive records request from Child Protective Services that goes back several years. A representative from CPS that is working on the case said that it could take up to 45 days to obtain all of the requested records.

The defense said they may conduct some mental evaluation test that could take two weeks.

The next pre-trial hearing is set for 1:30 p.m. Aug. 2. Jury selection is scheduled for Aug. 29.