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Laredo man sentenced to prison for 2018 murder

Published: May. 13, 2022 at 6:25 AM CDT
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LAREDO, TX. (KGNS) - A man accused of murder back in 2018 has been found guilty and will spend a total of 15 years behind bars.

The jury came down with that verdict on Thursday for Hector Rivera Junior.

It all stems from an incident that happened back in November of 2018 at around 2:30 a.m. when Laredo Police officers were called out to a shooting at the intersection of Tilden Avenue and Olive Street.

While officers were canvassing the area, they noticed a black Chrysler 300 that was parked facing 3800 Logan Avenue.

The had several holes in its exterior believed to be from gunfire.

Inside the vehicle was a man that was sitting in the driver’s eat later identified as Lester Julian Castro and an unresponsive man identified as Jose Juan Martinez who was later pronounced dead.

After the course of four days, the jury found Rivera Guilty for the murder of Martinez.

He will spend 10 years for murder and another fiver years for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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