Funeral for murdered mom Jessica Aquilar tentatively set for Friday
ROCKWALL – Funeral services for Jessica Aquilar of Rockwall, the mother of three children who was shot and killed by former Hunt Co. Constable Anthony Dewayne Lewis Saturday night in the parking lot at The Harbor, is tentatively set for Friday.
According to the funeral home spokesperson, who asked not to be identified yet since arrangements are only tentative, her family is discussing whether to hold the funeral service at a local church or the funeral home. The Rockwall News will publish details as soon as the funeral home notifies us.
Aguilar, 33, was the mother of 18-year-old Jaime Puente and two daughters, ages 17 and 9. Puente’s father passed away when he was nine years old. No information is yet known about if or where she worked or if other family members are nearby.
According to the Rockwall Appraisal District, she purchased her home in Rockwall in 2011 for approximately $140,000 in Stonebridge Meadows, a subdivision just south of Hwy. 66 and west of Hwy. 205.
Investigators say she was shot in the chest at point blank range at about 9 pm Saturday by Lewis, shortly after he had walked up to her and her male companion, Francisco Delacruz of Dallas, and allegedly physically assaulted her. She was pronounced dead at a local hospital shortly after the shooting.
Police say Delacruz is recovering at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas in good condition after being shot in the back twice and in an elbow. Detectives planned to meet with him yesterday to learn more about the relationship between Aguilar and Lewis.
Investigators say Aguilar and Lewis worked together at some point and then apparently began dating. She allowed Lewis to live with the family for a short time until they broke up. When she started dating again recently, it apparently outraged Lewis.
Lewis is in Parkland Hospital in Dallas, where police say he is still in critical condition, after being shot up to 14 times in his arms and legs by law enforcement officers in Greenville, after he got out of his car and pointed a gun at them. Doctors told police he will likely stay in the hospital for up to two months if he recovers. He remains under armed guard at Parkland.
Investigators said that he led over a dozen law enforcement cars on a high-speed chase reaching speeds up to 130 mph from Garland to Greenville on I-30 before he was finally stopped by tire spikes which police had set up. After he was transported to Presbyterian Hospital in Greenville, he was flown to Parkland for surgery.
By J.J. Smith, Publisher