A man charged in the hit-and-run death of a Robstown woman last year has been found guilty by a Nueces County jury, though he will not serve any jail time for the crime.
Thirty-eight-year-old Rafael Cardenas Camacho was sentenced in the 105th District Court of Judge Manuel Banales to 10 years probation, online court records show, for causing the death of 59-year-old Sandra Zarafontis last year. The jury sentenced Camacho to a four-year suspended prison sentence, according to the online records.
He had been facing up to 10 years in prison for the charge of failure to stop and render aid.
Zarafontis, a resident of Northgate Apartments, was struck Aug. 18 as she was walking along Bauer Road. A witness saw a white pickup truck driven by Camacho stopped along Bauer Road, which then sped off after the witness approached from Magee Lane onto Bauer Road.
The victim's shoes were found about 15 to 20 feet from where her body had come to rest after being struck by the vehicle, said Robstown Detective Martin Flores. The victim's purse was also found near her body, he added.
Camacho, an undocumented immigrant from Matamoros, Mexico, fled after the incident, but was apprehended earlier this year in Zavala County.
Prosecutor Jason Espinoza said on Tuesday immigration officials were still determining if and when Camacho will be deported.