The Defense put up a good fight during the punishment phase of the trial. It will be in the jury's hands top determine Joe Estrada Jr.'s fate.
I still think, particularly because of the nature of the crime, that they will assess the death penalty.
2 sides rest in killer's trial
Closing arguments for the punishment phase — which will either end in life without parole or the death penalty — are expected today. Both sides rested their cases Tuesday afternoon.
“He had heard through his mom that (neighbor Viola Barrios) owned a restaurant and had money or was affluent,” said Timothy Proctor, a Dallas-based psychologist hired by prosecutors. “He said he was stressed about needing money for an abortion, and he owed what he thought was $1,000” for traffic tickets.
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