SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio man on trial for killing a pizza delivery man was found guilty on Thursday and has been sentenced to life in prison.
A jury found Robert Carlos Delcid, 39, guilty of killing William O'Neill, 46, at a North Side apartment complex back in July of 2014.
O'Neill had left his vehicle running while delivering a pizza in an apartment complex when Delcid stole his vehicle and ran over O'Neill when he tried to stop him.
After delivering a pizza at a North Side apartment complex William O’Neill returned to find a man starting to drive off with his car on the night of July 2, 2014.
Police say that O’Neill, 46, apparently tried to stop the man who was stealing his car and was run over and killed.
Robert Carlos Delcid, 39, was later arrested and charged with O’Neill’s murder.
During his trial on Tuesday witnesses told of finding the sign from O’Neill’s car near a dumpster outside an Arbor Street warehouse.
“I saw a Papa John’s sign inside the trash can,” Javier Trevino, who works nearby, testified.
He also found a pizza warming bag.
Another witness testified that a man who fit Delcid’s description tried to sell him O’Neill’s car the following day. He said he asked for $1,000 dollars but quickly dropped his asking price to $350.
“I got the papers, he kept telling me he had the papers but the way he was dropping the price down I didn’t think he had the papers,” Julio Narvaiz testified.
Police later recovered the car which had been damaged when O’Neill was run over.
Delcid was arrested outside a hotel and Loop 410 and Broadway Street and charged with murder.
If he is convicted he’s facing a maximum sentence of life in prison.
Testimony is expected to continue on Wednesday in Judge Steve Hilbig’s 187th District Court.