San Antonio man found guilty of fatally shooting his girlfriend sentenced to 50 years

Jorge Izquierdo must serve half of his sentence before he is eligible for parole

The jury has found Jorge Izquierdo guilty in the murder of his girlfriend, 27-year-old Cora Nickel, on Aug. 20, 2020.

SAN ANTONIO6:50 p.m. Update:

Hours after a jury found Jorge Izquierdo guilty for the murder of his girlfriend, 27-year-old Cora Nickel, he was sentenced to 50 years behind bars.

Izquierdo must serve half of his sentence before he is eligible for parole.

He is convicted of murder, a first-degree felony, stemming from Aug. 20, 2020.

Izquierdo was facing a five to 99 years, or life, in prison prior to his sentence.

WATCH: KSAT court reporter Eric Hernandez debriefs Jorge Izquierdo’s murder trial

Hours after a jury found Jorge Izquierdo guilty for the murder of his girlfriend, 27-year-old Cora Nickel, he was sentenced to 50 years behind bars.

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Both the prosecution and defense rested Thursday morning and now the jury will decide whether to find Jorge Izquierdo guilty or not guilty.

Izquierdo is facing a first-degree felony charge for the murder of his girlfriend, 27-year-old Cora Nickel on Aug. 20, 2020.

Nickel was found in a pool of blood by the couple’s two young daughters.

Cora Nickel was killed in Aug. 2020. Her boyfriend was charged with her murder. (Copyright 2022 by KSAT - All rights reserved.)

The now 10-year-old and 7-year-old girls took the stand on the first day of the trial on Tuesday and talked about waking up to find their mother but their father was nowhere to be found.

The murder trial of a man accused of killing his girlfriend two years ago began on Tuesday with testimony from his two young daughters.

The defense in this case didn’t put up any witnesses before resting.

If found guilty, Izquierdo faces 5 to 99 years, or life, in prison.

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Erica Hernandez is an Emmy award-winning journalist with15 years of experience in the broadcast news business. Erica has covered a wide array of stories all over Central and South Texas. She's currently the court reporter and cohost of the podcast South Texas Crime Stories.