GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A jury in Galveston is to hear closing arguments in the capital murder trial of a Houston man charged with fatally shooting a 79-year-old bystander outside a Southeast Texas courthouse.
Bartholomew Granger is accused of killing Minnie Ray Sebolt last March. Granger faces life in prison without parole or the death penalty if convicted Tuesday. Prosecutors want the 42-year-old former truck driver and rapper on death row.
Authorities say Granger shot Sebolt to death outside the Jefferson County Courthouse in downtown Beaumont as he tried to shoot his daughter. Granger has acknowledged that he fired at his daughter and ran over her with his truck because she testified against him in a case in which she accused him of sexual assault.
Granger denies killing Sebolt.