Co-Deffendant in ATM Murder Trial to be Tried in Lubbock - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

4/9/03

Co-Deffendant in ATM Murder Trial to be Tried in Lubbock

A capital murder trial has been set for the second of two men charged in last years murder at a Lubbock ATM. 19-year-old Joe Gonzales is charged in the shooting death of Colin Schafer in August of last year. Police say Joe and his cousin Gabriel robbed Schafer at the ATM then Gabriel shot Schaefer twice.

Joe is charged with capital murder for planning the robbery and driving the get away car. Gabriel, pleaded guilty and received 60 years for the murder earlier this year. Prosecutors could not pursue the death penalty because he was a minor when the murder happened. Joe, however, was an adult and could face the death penalty.

His trial is set for September 8th.

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