Pre-Trial Hearing for Man Charged for Shooting Trooper Moises Sanchez
UPDATE (12:51 p.m.): A hard deadline has been set on whether or not the death penalty will be an option for Victor Godinez.
The judge told the state that by next February, a decision needs to be made about whether or not the death penalty will be on the table.
EDINBURG – The man charged with killing DPS Trooper Moises Sanchez will be back in court for a pre-trial hearing Thursday.
He's been jailed since his arrest in April following the shooting that happened after a crash in Edinburg.
Trooper Moises Sanchez responded to the accident and tracked Godinez down, when he was shot.
Godinez was later arrested by Edinburg police; he fired at them as well but neither was hit.
Trooper Sanchez survived the shooting but passed away due to complications of surgery in August.
A grand jury upgraded charges against Godinez to one count of capital murder, and two counts of attempted capital murder.
Godinez has been jailed on a $3 million bond.