Jury selection began Monday for a man charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. More than 50 potential jurors filled the courtroom Monday morning.
Thirty-four year old Roy Chavarria Jr. is facing a second degree felony charge in connection to an incident that happened in November 2014.
James Russell, San Angelo Police Department Criminal Investigation Division, was on the scene the night of the stabbing. Officers on the scene said when they arrived the victim, Jamie Zuniga, was lying on the ground being treated by emergency medical services. Employees at the bar said Zuniga was walking through the bar and that he had been stabbed in the torso.
Officers spoke with Zuniga at the hospital where he confirmed to officers that Roy Chavarria, also known as “Pig”, had stabbed him. Court papers state the sharp-edged instrument consistent with the instrument that caused the injury to Zuniga was capable of causing death or serious bodily injury.
The jury trial begins Tuesday morning.