Murder trial set to begin for man accused in death of Victoria resident in 2019

Jury selection begins August 2

VICTORIA, Texas – Jury selection is set to begin tomorrow August 2, in the murder of a Victoria resident who was shot and killed at his home in 2019.

Christopher Isador Varela Junior, of Cuero, is on trial in connection to the murder of Victoria resident Melvin Louis Fabian back in 2019.

Varela faces two charges, one for engaging in organized criminal activity and one for tampering with physical evidence.

He is one of four arrested in connection with the Murder of Fabian.

The trial will begin on August 2 at 9:30 am at the Victoria County Courthouse, with jury selection being the first step in the trial tomorrow.

We first reported on this incident in 2019, click here for the article.