Monday, February 8, 2010

Capital murder trial to begin today in Victoria after venue transferred

He certainly has some pretty good defense attorneys in Therese Huntzinger and Patrick Hancock.

I still believe he will be found guilty.

They may be able to prevent the death penalty and get him life without the possibility of parole.

Testimony to begin in Barios murder trial
By Craig Kapitan - Express-News

It's been nearly two years since the death of popular San Antonio restaurateur Viola Barrios, and her family still tries to avoid thinking about the grisly way in which she was killed — shot in the head with an arrow, her lifeless body burned.

“The only way to celebrate my mother's life is to focus on the love,” her son, Louis Barrios, said last week. “Otherwise, my mother would be defined by the last 10 seconds of her life.”

But today, attention will again turn to those final moments as the first day of testimony begins in the capital murder trial of Joe Estrada Jr., 19. He's accused of killing Barrios, 76, as he burglarized her Northwest Side house April 24, 2008. The two were neighbors.

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