Posted: Dec 6, 2012 3:46 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - The jury is now deliberating in the capital murder trial of former Alice police officer Jose Gonzales III. Prosecutors say Gonzales hunted down and killed his common-law wife, Leslie Morin, as she hid in a closet at her family's home in Annaville last December.
Gonzales allegedly killed Morin and fled with his son to Alice. His fellow officers talked to him for several hours during a standoff in which he allowed his son to leave the house and surrendered peacefully.
Morin's daughter gave chilling testimony on Wednesday about trying to check on her mother's well being after she was shot. On the stand this morning Gonzales claimed he remembered very little about the shooting.
Closing arguments wrapped up this afternoon. If the jury comes back with a verdict today, we'll keep you updated.
If convicted of capital murder, Gonzales faces life in prison.
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