ANSON, TX -- A suspected gang member was found guilty by a jury of his peers for the murder of Dusty Childress on Wednesday.
Wesley Dale Mason, who has ties with the Banditos motorcycle gang, shot and killed Childress in March 2017 near the Abilene Environmental Landfill.
Mason was sentenced the maximum life in prison. He will also have to pay a $10,000 fine.
According to KTXS, four character witness's were called in for Mason's defense; his bail bondsman, friend, father, and mother. They all referred to Mason as a loving father who they never felt would cause them any harm.
The prosecutes then called Mason's parole officer, and a motorcycle gang expert. They told the jury that the Banditos were a dangerous gang, and that they wouldn't feel safe being inside the same room as Mason.