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Day 3 | Testimony continues in the Otis McKane trial over the death of SAPD detective Benjamin Marconi

In courtroom Tuesday, the jury heard chilling testimony from Ricky Martinez, who had been pulled over by Marconi minutes earlier than the homicide.

SAN ANTONIO — The trial of Otis McKane continues into a 3rd day Wednesday. McKane is going through capital homicide prices in the death of SAPD detective Benjamin Marconi.

In courtroom Tuesday, the jury heard chilling testimony from Ricky Martinez, who had been pulled over by Marconi minutes earlier than the homicide, and he took the stand to explain what he noticed.

On November 20, 2016, detective Marconi had pulled over Martinez in entrance of San Antonio Police Department’s headquarters for a visitors violation. Investigators stated when Marconi received again inside his police unit to jot down a visitors quotation, McKane got here from behind the automotive and shot Marconi twice in the head.

Martinez was in the automotive together with his pregnant girlfriend and two youngsters at the time of the homicide. He advised his household to remain down when he heard photographs and finally he left his automotive. He went to Marconi’s cruiser, the place he discovered his physique.

Eventually he left his automotive and went to Marconi’s cruiser, the place he discovered Marconi had been shot.

On Monday, the state detailed the efforts to avoid wasting Marconi – from the place the taking pictures occurred in entrance of SAPD’s headquarters to in the ambulance and at the hospital.

The prosecution stated McKane was furious over a toddler custody difficulty and felt the must “soothe his soul” and the taking pictures was about lashing out at someone.

Bexar County District Attorney Joe Gonzales has stated he plans to pursue the death penalty in this case. McKane faces life in jail or death by deadly injection if convicted.

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