Salazar Found Guilty in Grape Creek Murder Trial

 

Matthew Salazar was found guilty of murder in Judge Gossett’s 391st District Court in San Angelo at 3:45 p.m. The jury did not find that Salazar performed a burglary in addition to the murder.

The jury deliberated since approximately 10:30 a.m. this morning. They returned the verdict after a brief pause for lunch.

Judge Gossett announced that the court would proceed this afternoon and move into the punishment phase at approximately 4 p.m.

The state and the defense will likely call witnesses before making their final arguments. Murder is a first-degree felony, punishable by 5-99 years in prison. There is also an optional $10,000 fine.

Read more details on the final arguments during the trial here.

The Grape Creek Murder Trial, as it unfolded in the Tom Green County Courthouse in August 2014:

 

 

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