‘Not Guilty’ Verdict in Former CBP Officer’s Trial
Edinburg (KFXV) — Former Customs and Border Protection officer, Randal Wayne Sutterfield, is found not guilty on two charges against him.
This after two hours of deliberation by jurors at the 319th district court.
After four days of testimonies and two hours of deliberation, the jury found Randal Wayne Sutterfield, ‘not guilty’ on charges against him, for allegedly shooting a man, three years ago.
Days of evidence, 11 testimonies, and closing arguments were not enough to prove that 44-year-old, Randal Wayne Sutterfield attempted to kill Gustavo Guerra– brother of his then-girlfriend, Cristelia Guerra.
During Thursday’s hearing, both victim and defendant recalled the overnight shooting of February 7th, 2014.
While the prosecutor stated that the shooting was a premeditated attempted murder– the defense argued Gustavo was under the influence of narcotics and alcohol, implying that his aggressive behavior was what led Sutterfield to shoot at Guerra.
Tonight, Sutterfield is not guilty of attempted murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
We reached out to the family of the victim, however they did not want to comment on this decision.