SAN ANTONIO — A man has been convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 20 years in prison for the death of a Canyon Lake woman two years ago.
The District Clerk’s Office in Comal County said Daniel Heredia, 27, was convicted of manslaughter Thursday in the death of Canyon Lake resident, Jennifer Rivers, in 2016.
Jennifer Morgan Rivers, 33, was found in Wallisville, in Chambers County, June 25, 2016. Heredia was charged with murder, and a second suspect, William Joseph Griffin, was charged with tampering or fabricating physical evidence.
Investigators said Rivers did not know Heredia and Griffin, and met them for the first time while she was snorkeling with friends in the Guadalupe River. According to investigators, Heredia, Griffin and Rivers went inside an RV trailer at Rio Guadalupe Resort. Heredia pulled a gun on Rivers and shot and killed her. Authorities believed the three of them were the only ones inside the trailer at the time.
That same day, investigators said Heredia and Griffin brought Rivers’ body to Heredia’s father’s house, just east of Houston.
Heredia was sentenced to 20 years in prison and still faces other charges.
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