LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Efforts to avoid the death penalty continue for one Lubbock man.
Official statements say Jose Nava was the Texas leader of a street gang called the Latin Kings. His attorney's asked for and received $20,000 of government money, which will be used to hire experts on Nava's behalf.
Nava faces a possible federal death penalty after a drive by shooting in Big Spring which killed three and injured three others last year. The defense team hopes to use expert analysis to pursuade the Department of Justice to drop the death penalty as part of their prosecution.
Back in April, an FBI dive team found parts of an AK47 assault rifle east of Crosbyton which has been tied to the case in official records.
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Federal authorities find weapon in White River
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