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West Texan Convicted In Fatal Beating Of Cousin

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LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — A West Texas man faces up to life in prison for the fatal beating of his cousin as the men argued about their wives — who are sisters.
A jury in Lubbock on Thursday will consider the penalty for 24-year-old Danny Ray Martinez.

Jurors on Wednesday convicted Martinez of murder in a December fight that led to the death of 34-year-old Eddie Moreno. Police say Moreno suffered head trauma during a fight with Martinez after both men had been drinking.

A Lubbock police report says Moreno apparently was upset with his wife and attacked her at a residence. Moreno allegedly then cursed at his cousin’s wife for trying to check on her sister.

Martinez told police he was mad that his wife was cursed out by Moreno.


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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