When police arrived at the motel after receiving a call about a shooting, they found the victim had been shot seven times.
SAN ANTONIO – A man was sentenced to 60 years in prison for a murder that occurred in March 2021.
The Bexar County District Attorney’s office sent an update to the case we reported last year, in which Douglas Skaggs was arrested for a murder that occurred at a Northwest motel.
HISTORY: Man and woman arrested for murder at northwest side motel
Skaggs, who was 55 at the time, was charged with the murder of 40-year-old Tito Roman. It happened on March 17 at a motel on the 4900 block of NW Loop 410.
When the San Antonio Police Department arrived at the motel after receiving a call about a shooting, they found Roman had been shot seven times.
Skaggs and his girlfriend, 25-year-old Hayley Gibbens, reportedly conspired to lure Roman into the hotel room. Another person identified as Nicholas Darimont, 37, also followed Roman into the room.
Once inside, Skaggs shot Roman, and there was no evidence Roman also had a weapon, police said. As for why the shooting happened, authorities said Skaggs and Roman were having an ongoing discussion about some stolen property.
Surveillance video caught Skaggs entering the room and leaving after the shooting. Gibbens and Darimont are accused as co-defendants in this case. Charges against each of them are pending.
“There can be no excuse for shooting an unarmed man in such a cold and premeditated way,” said Bexar County Criminal District Attorney Joe Gonzales.
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