Three arrested in murder of Jourdanton resident Harrell



Murder Suspect Raymond Barrera

Murder Suspect Raymond Barrera

Medina County Sheriff Randy Brown and Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward made three arrests in the murder case of 32-year-old Jourdanton resident Christopher Ryan Harrell.

Harrell’s body was identified by the medical examiner’s office after being found dead on private property off CR 669 (Rancho Grande Road) on Tuesday evening, November 10th outside of Devine and Natalia.

The arrests included Devine resident Jesse Lopez, Sr., 43, arrested in Devine on December 28th, Charlotte resident Raymond James Barrera, Jr., 43, and San Antonio resident David Khalil Karimi, 41, arrested by Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office in their county.

According to Medina County Sheriff Brown, all three men will be facing a charge of murder.

Barrera and Karimi are both being held at the Atascosa County Jail. Barrera is being held on a $400,000 bond. No bond has been set for Karimi. Lopez was booked in the Medina County Jail on a $750,000 bond.

Sheriff Brown and his team of investigators led the case and were assisted by Sheriff Soward and the Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office.





Murder Suspect David Khalil Karimi

Murder Suspect David Khalil Karimi

Murder Suspect Jesse Lopez Sr.

Murder Suspect Jesse Lopez Sr.

Christopher Ryan Harrell’s body was found on November 10, 2015 in Medina County.

Christopher Ryan Harrell’s body was found on November 10, 2015 in Medina County.

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