Thursday, July 14, 2011

Jury ambushes ambusher

Good job Bexar County DA's Office.

Jury convicts man of deadly apartment steps ambush
By Craig Kapitan - Express-News

A jury convicted a San Antonian of murder Wednesday after prosecutors said he'd ambushed a stranger who was playing with a cellphone while sitting on the steps of his Northwest Side apartment.

It took less than two hours to find La-John Gabriel, 20, guilty of the June 30, 2010, slaying of Khristopher Jones, 19, at the 7 Oaks Apartments near the Medical Center.

As the sentencing part of the trial began, prosecutors told state District Judge Angus McGinty they intended to show Gabriel has been involved in two other shootings. Testimony for the punishment phase is expected to conclude today.