Texas man gets life in prison for killing a father, son, 3

1 year 3 months 1 week ago Friday, October 04 2019 Oct 4, 2019 October 04, 2019 12:14 PM October 04, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) - A South Texas man has been sentenced to life in prison for the 2016 shooting deaths of a father and his 3-year-old son.

Jurors in Edinburg on Thursday convicted 20-year-old Jesus Angel Rebollar (ray-bol-YAR') of two counts of capital murder. Prosecutors did not seek the death penalty against Rebollar, who was 17 at the time of the slayings near Rio Grande City.

Authorities say 41-year-old Hector Garcia Jr. and his young son, Julian Garcia, were shot on Nov. 6, 2016. The bullet-riddled vehicle was found on a rural road.

Prosecutors in Starr County initially said several people were in a truck where the gunfire originated and Rebollar was believed to be the shooter.

The district attorney's office didn't immediately return a message Friday about a possible motive in the deaths.

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