Tag: trial

John Feit Trial Set To Begin

Former Roman Catholic priest is due to stand trial this week on charges he beat, raped and strangled to death a Texas beauty queen nearly 60 years ago after hearing her last confession. Jury selection is scheduled to begin on Tuesday and opening statements are expected on Thursday at a state district court in Hidalgo County in south Texas. The trial is likely to take about two weeks, according to officials.  Today a family member shared her feelings about the upcoming trial with our cameras. Attorneys for Feit tried unsuccessfully to have the trial moved, arguing that local residents had...

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Man accused of breaking into a home and killing the homeowner in Laredo found “Not Guilty”

“Not guilty” was the verdict delivered by the jury, bringing to close an emotional week for the man accused of the murder. Alexis Guzman is a free man tonight and has been acquited in the murder of Antonio Gonzalez back in January of 2016. Fox News has been following the trial, which began on Monday. The victim’s wife had identified Guzman as the killer during a police lineup, but there was controversy surrounding if she had seen the murderer. Something Guzman’s attorney says was the main piece of evidence that fell apart. Fox reached out to the district attorney’s office, however, they...

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Laredo man accused of beating and killing a homeless man sentenced

A Laredo man accused of fatally assaulting a homeless man on October 2016 was found guilty Wednesday. 21-year-old Mario Alberto Martinez allegedly struck a man with a wooden object. The victim was found unresponsive and airlifted to San Antonio, where he died of complications of head trauma. Martinez was charged with murder, a first degree felony and sentenced to 25 years in...

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New audio recordings presented in Melissa Patterson Trial

An investigator in the case went deeper into conversations between Melissa Patterson and a housekeeper, who was there in the final moments of Martin Knell. Patterson told the housekeeper of Comfort House in the recordings to stay outside while Patterson was in the room with Martin Knell moments before his death. Wednesday, the investigator presented audio recordings of a conversation between the two. It was used as evidence against Patterson today in the fourth week of the trial. Christopher Calloway, a Texas Ranger who was investigating the case since 2015, was the one who recorded the audio between the...

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Woman accused of Capital Murder in 2015 on trial

A woman accused of capital murder in 2015 is now on trial. Monica Melissa Patterson is accused of the homicide of 96 year old, Martin Knell. She allegedly murdered knell by choking him when she was employed at The Comfort House in McAllen. Reports indicate Angel Mario Garza who works with Patterson, lied to the authorities about what happened. The jury was selected out of a group of 250 people. It is expected trial will continue Tuesday, tomorrow...

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