WATCH LIVE: Andres Tarnava murder trial Day 3

SAN ANTONIO – The murder trial of a man accused of killing, dismembering and burning the remains of a San Antonio woman resumes Friday.

KSAT 12 will be livestreaming Andres Tarnava’s trial on KSAT Plus, and KSAT’s YouTube channel.

Tarnava is on trial on a charge of murder in connection with the shooting death of Marisol Klingelhofer, a woman he once dated.

In Day 2 of the trial on Thursday, the jury saw video of Tarnava confessing to killing Klingelhofer and saw up-close two barrels that he’s accused of using to burn her body.

A month after Klingelhofer was reported missing in the spring of 2021, Tarnava was detained as a person of interest in her disappearance.

While Tarnava was being interrogated by Texas Ranger Jesse Perez, he admitted to shooting Klingelhofer four times in the face and explained his motive for doing so.

Tarnava told Perez that he fatally shot Klingelhofer because he wanted her to pay for allegedly stealing his father’s military ID and Social Security card.

“You aren’t just going to take something from me and just let it go,” Tarnava said in the interrogation, which was shown to the jury.

The defendant said he threw the gun away and took Klingelhofer’s body to his property off Luckey Road in south Bexar County, where he burned her body.

“You burned her? When you burned her, did you have to do it in pieces? Did you cut her?” Perez asked Tarnava.

“I didn’t cut her up. Whole,” the defendant responded.

The jury was shown two barrels that were found on Tarnava’s property and pictures of small fragments of bones that were in the barrels.

When asked if he was remorseful for his actions, Tarnava said, “My dad was my world and I would do it again.”

The trial will resume at 9 a.m. Friday in the 226th District Court.

If Tarnava is found guilty, he could face a maximum punishment of life in prison.

KSAT 12 will be livestreaming the trial on KSAT Plus, and KSAT’s YouTube channel.

You can learn more about the case below.

Andres Tarnava on trial for brutal murder of San Antonio woman. (Copyright 2024 by KSAT – All rights reserved.)


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