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Teen Convicted of Killing Off-Duty Texas Officer

July 29, 2014  | 

A Texas jury has convicted a teenager in the beating death of an El Paso police officer.

The jury deliberated for about five hours Monday before finding 19-year-old Juan Antonio Gonzalez guilty of murder in the 2012 death of Officer Jonathan Molina. He faces between five and 99 years in prison, KSAT TV reports.

Molina was off duty when he confronted Gonzales and two others who were vandalizing his personal car and told them he was an officer.

Gonzalez attacked Molina who died nine days later of a severe brain injury.

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Morning Eagle @ 7/29/2014 4:20 PM

Teenager? He is 19 and the last time I checked that is an adult under the law. "Severe brain injury" means the attack was vicious and since Officer Molina had told them he was an officer gonzales knew he was attacking an officer with intent to kill or seriously injure him. He deserves no sympathy and should have got the death penalty. So at least we can hope he will get the maximum and without possibility of parole. We do not need his kind out in society and reproducing.

Ronald Donoghue @ 7/29/2014 4:58 PM

The Officer was off duty. He had the same rights of a private citizen to protect his property. The kid will probably get 15 years, tops. We had an Officer shot with mercury filled hollow points. Talk about premeditated. The kid got 15, cause the Officer was off duty, working a part time. No honor roll on the Police Officer Memorial Wall.

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