Woman gets 20 years in cold case
A San Antonio woman has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to murder in a case that had been unsolved for nearly two decades.
Carmen Hinojosa Najera, who pleaded guilty last month, was sentenced Monday. The 51year-old’s unsolicited confession eventually led to her arrest.
Darren Holden was found shot to death in 1992 at the convenience store he managed. Najera had been fired from the store the day before.
The San Antonio Express-News reported that court documents said investigators suspected her but didn’t have enough evidence for an arrest.
In 2008, she told police she and her son had both participated in the slaying. Her son has been arrested for the slaying but has not yet been indicted. He has denied involvement.