Defense rests, jury begins deliberations in Torres trial - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Defense rests, jury begins deliberations in Torres trial

Cristobal Torres, 29 (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center) Cristobal Torres, 29 (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center)
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

A jury is now working to decide the fate of Cristobal Torres. The 29-year-old is charged with murder after police say he admitted to firing a gun at an SUV back in November 2011.

16-year-old Joe Louis Martinez, who was riding in the SUV, later died at UMC.

First to take the stand on Wednesday was Lubbock County's Chief Medical Examiner Sridhar Natarajan.

Deputy District Attorney Sunshine Stanek showed the jury graphic photos of the injuries the victim suffered while Dr. Natarajan described them. Dr. Natarajan said the victim had been drinking prior to the incident and his blood alcohol content level was calculated at .13.

Dr. Natarajan determined that the cause of death was a penetrating gunshot wound to the head and the manner of death was a homicide.

An audio recording in which Torres confessed to detectives about firing the gun was also played for the jury.

Prosecution and defense both concluded on Wednesday afternoon. The jury began deliberations.

Follow KCBD's Chelsea Davis on Twitter for live updates and tune in at 4, 5, 6 and 10 for the latest.

RELATED LINK: Trial Day 1: Torres told police 'just shoot me' during arrest

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