Woman arrested in brother’s shooting death

Petra Ramona Fera, 57, of San Antonio was arrested Thursday at 2:25 a.m. and charged with the murder of her brother, Jose Angel Guevara of La Pryor.

The incident began Wednesday, March 18 at approximately 10:30 p.m. when deputies with the Zavala County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to Guevara’s residence, 1925 U.S. Highway 57 in La Pryor, in reference to a possible deceased person.

Upon arrival, deputies made entry to the property, and Fera then came towards them from the back of the residence with her hands in the air. She told deputies that her dog and her brother needed attention.

Deputies walked back to the area she had come from, where they discovered Guevara, 63, lying on the ground with a large amount of blood near his body. He had been shot.

Deputies reported the dog was unharmed.

Zavala County Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Susie Bermea arrived at the scene at 2:10 a.m. and officially pronounced Guevara dead at the scene.

Fera was previously arrested in Uvalde on Nov. 17, 2011, after a dispute with her father.

Fera, 48 years old at the time, was booked into Uvalde County Jail on charges of injury to child, elderly or disabled after Uvalde Police Department officers were dispatched to a business in the 800 block of East Main Street for a report of domestic disturbance.

Officers found an elderly man bleeding from his face and arms, but he refused medical treatment and became agitated when questioned.

Fera told officers she and her father began arguing on the way to Uvalde from La Pryor, and that she did not know why her father was bleeding. Officers reported Fera seemed confused and said she did not want her father to go to jail. She also said her father struck her first.



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