January 31, 2014– A shooting takes place in front of “Gamehaus Gastropub in McAllen” leaving Daniel Avila dead and another man injured.
Investigators were able to identify 31 year old Manuel Sanchez as the trigger man. Last Friday, a jury found Sanchez guilty of several counts. Court documents state Sanchez was among a group kicked out of the bar in McAllen for fighting. Moments later – investigators say Sanchez returned to the bar and fired several rounds in the parking lot, hitting and killing the 24 year.
While on the stand, Daniel’s mother tries to hold back her tears – as she expressed the impact Daniels death has had on the family including his four daughters.
Sanchez’s sentencing for all three counts will run concurrent for a total of 30 years behind bars. Sanchez may be eligible for parole in 15 years.