SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The tragic death of a pregnant Texas teenager, Savanah Nicole Soto, has left the community in shock. Soto, along with her boyfriend Matthew Guerra, was found shot in the head in a San Antonio parking lot. Soto, who was nine months pregnant, was due to have an induced labor on December 23, but she was last seen alive the day before at her San Antonio apartment building.
According to former FBI agent Jennifer Coffindaffer, the deaths of Soto and her brother Ethan, who was killed last year, are linked to involvement in gang activity. This information sheds light on a tragic pattern of violence and retaliation in the community.
Ethan’s alleged killer, Victor Nathaneal Rivas, 18, was involved in a dispute over THC cartridges, which ultimately led to Ethan’s death. The cycle of violence escalated, leading to the deaths of Soto and Guerra. The community was further shaken when members of the Soto family attacked Rivas during a courtroom hearing, highlighting the intensity of the situation.
It was also revealed that Guerra had been on probation for assaulting Soto the previous Christmas, and yet he was still allowed contact with her. These details paint a picture of a complex and heartbreaking series of events that have rocked the San Antonio community.
The tragic deaths of Soto, Guerra, and her unborn baby, along with the violent history involving her brother and his alleged killer, have left many in the community reeling. The interconnected nature of these events reveals a troubling cycle of violence that has deeply impacted the lives of those involved. The San Antonio community now faces the challenge of processing and healing from this devastating loss.