Nelson Anthony Jasso found guilty of murder

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - Twenty-nine-year old Nelson Anthony Jasso is found guilty of shooting and killing his landlord, and will spend 25 years behind bars.

Thirty-eight-year-old Juan Antonio Gutierrez was the landlord of the property that Jasso was renting, and died after being shot in the chest outside of the mobile home on Cortez Street.

Jasso’s wife testified today about paying the rent each month, saying they wanted to find another place to live because they felt uncomfortable with Gutierrez.

Jasso testified claiming self-defense, and asked the victim's family for forgiveness, but it wasn't enough for the jury.

They took several hours to reach the guilty verdict.

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The jury spent hours deliberating and the verdict is in.

Twenty-nine-year-old Nelson Anthony Jasso has been found guilty of murder.

Jasso was accused of shooting and killing his landlord last year.

The incident happened back in February of 2017 on Cortez Street.

According to police they found a man with a gunshot wound to the chest lying on the ground outside of a mobile home.

The victim, 38-year-old Juan Antonio Gutierrez who was the landlord of the property died at the scene.

Jasso's sentencing is still being determined.

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The jury is still deliberating in the case against 29-year-old Nelson Anthony Jasso, the man accused of shooting and killing his landlord last year.

The incident happened back in February of 2017 on Cortez Street.

According to police they found a man with a gunshot wound to the chest lying on the ground outside of a mobile home.

The victim, 38-year-old Juan Antonio Gutierrez who was the landlord of the property died at the scene.

The last person to testify was Jasso’s wife.

She testified about the logistics of paying the rent.

She says they wanted to find another place to live because they felt uncomfortable with the landlord.

Closing arguments took place just before noon and the jury has been deliberating for a few hours.

KGNS News will keep you updated on the verdict.

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The trial of 29-year-old Nelson Anthony Jasso, the man accused of shooting and killing his landlord entered its second day of testimony.

The incident happened back in February of 2017 on Cortez Street.

According to police, they found a man with a gunshot wound to the chest lying on the ground outside of a mobile home.

The victim, 38-year-old Juan Antonio Gutierrez who was the landlord of the property at the time died at the scene.

On Tuesday, Jasso’s interview video played for the jury.
One detective testified about Jasso’s demeanor when he was interviewed.

The detective said Jasso told them that his landlord came to collect the rent and attacked him with a knife.

Jasso admitted to authorities that he was defending himself with his bare hands and denied owning a gun.

Jasso also said he dragged the victim from the front door step to the driveway to render aid.

In the video, Jasso repeatedly said he was tired of the owners and that he had a right to defend his home.

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The trial of a man accused of shooting and killing his landlord last year continues in the 341st District Court.

Twenty-nine-year-old Nelson Anthony Jasso is accused of killing 38-year-old Juan Antonio Gutierrez.

The incident happened back in February of last year in the 3200 block of Cortez Street.

According to police, when they arrived at the scene, they found a man with a gunshot wound to the chest lying on the ground outside the mobile home near a driveway.

Gutierrez, who was the landlord of the property, died at the scene.

On Monday, several police officers took the stand and so far another officer, a lab technician and a firearms expert have all testified.

Jasso had told authorities that his landlord came to collect money and stabbed him and in defense Jasso says he shot him.