Criminal Law

Texas Jury Recommends the Death Penalty for Man Convicted of Fatally Shooting a State Trooper

A Texas jury early Wednesday recommended a south Texas man be sentenced to death for fatally shooting a state trooper in 2019.

The Hidalgo County jury that convicted Victor Godinez last week of capital murder and deliberated for nearly 12 hours before returning the death penalty recommendation shortly after midnight.

Godinez, 29, was to be formally sentenced Wednesday afternoon.

Read the source article at AP News

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