On Thursday, the first step forward took place when Deputy Chauna Thompson and her husband Terry Thompson were indicted by the Harris County Grand Jury for the choking death of John Hernandez.
During a press conference that was held by Kim Ogg and Ed Gonzalez, the people would given the verdict that the Grand Jury came back with. Ogg said, “We grieve with the Hernandez family and wish them godspeed during this difficult time.”
Kim Ogg told the people that Chauna and Terry face up to five to life for the death of John Hernandez and they were awaiting for them to surrender. Witnesses for the grand jury included employees of the Denny’s restaurant and most importantly, John’s widow.
The court documents show that a they were given a $100,000 bond each and 10:30 p.m. they surrendered with their bonds in hand and a few hours later the pair walked out. Chauna’s charges are accessory to murder according to local news.
John Hernandez’s family held a press conference and where his family members made statements like his cousin Melissa saying, “What happened today was a great step in the right direction. What happened to us is hard to deal with.”
Yesterday during their press conference, John’s Tia Wendy Maldonado said, “We do not ask for the death penalty. They already took a life. That is enough. This family has a heart and we are filled with love and they are human too.”
The indictment came after 150 marched from Guadalupe Plaza to downtown chanting, Justice for John Hernandez” and “No estan solos.”