Jury deliberations begin in Bautista trial

Christian Bautista charged with fatally stabbing female jogger


SAN ANTONIO – Jury deliberations started late Tuesday morning in the murder trial of Christian Bautista.

KSAT 12 News reporter, Paul Venema, who is covering the trial, Tweeted the development.

Bautista is charged in the fatal stabbing of graduate student Lauren Bump while she was jogging through O.P. Schnabel Park on Jan. 31, 2013.

Bautista's roommate, Ryan O’Shea, testified Monday that he gave the defendant an 8-inch combat knife for Christmas.

O’Shea said that after Bump's body was found he asked Bautista about the knife.

O’Shea said Bautista told him that he stabbed someone and had to get rid of it.

O’Shea later contacted police and told them about the conversation.

If he is found guilty, Bautista faces a maximum punishment of life in prison.

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