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Prosecutor describes East Side drive-by shooting as 'execution'

Dominique Bailey sentenced to 30 years in prison

SAN ANTONIO – Dominique Bailey’s lawyer told Judge Lorina Rummel that his client said that he “lost control and did something he regrets" when he shot Tru Trusty to death on the morning of Sept. 26, 2015.

Bailey, 28, who pleaded guilty to murder charges, was in court Thursday for a sentencing hearing.

Trusty was shot 10 times as he sat in a parked car in the 700 block of Sterling Drive on the city’s East Side.

Defense attorney H. Todd McCray suggested that Bailey had intended to resolve an ongoing dispute with Trusty with words, not bullets, and that he fired in self-defense.

Prosecutor Catherine Hayes scoffed at that suggestion.

“This was nothing less than an execution,” Hayes told Rummel.

Bailey was sentenced to 30 years in prison, the maximum allowed under a plea agreement. He must serve half of the sentence before he is eligible for parole.

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