BREAKING: Jury concludes Varela guilty on all charges
Court in recess until 1 p.m. for the punishment, penalty and sentencing phase
VICTORIA, Texas – On Friday, Dec. 3, at 10:26 a.m. a jury came to the conclusion that Christopher Varela is guilty for the following charges:
- Count 1: Guilty of Murder
- Count 2: Guilty of Tampering with Physical Evidence
The court is in recess until 1 p.m., today, for the punishment, penalty and sentencing phase.
Varela is on trial in connection to the murder of Melvin Louis Fabian of Victoria. In 2019, Fabian, 71, was shot and killed in his apartment in Victoria, Texas.
Judge Eli Garza is overseeing the trial.
This is a developing story. We will provide updates as we receive them.
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