This may have been a case of concern that no one in the jury would really care that another "bad" actor, (afterall he was buying marijuana) was killed in a dispute.
Please note I am NOT casting aspersions on the victim, Issac Vela, Jr. He did not deserve to be killed.
A San Antonian was sentenced to 25 years in prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to killing a Sam Houston High School senior three years ago during a drug deal gone bad.
Witnesses told police Isaac Vela Jr., 18, set up a meeting with defendant Bernard Troy Walker, 30, in the parking lot of a Walzem Road strip mall in September 2008 in an attempt to purchase 30 pounds of marijuana for $9,000.
Instead, Walker shot him in the torso and face.