Jurors Sentence Lubbock Man to Life In Prison - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

1/25/06

Jurors Sentence Lubbock Man to Life In Prison

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A Lubbock man is now serving life in prison for the murder of Hector Villarreal. It took a jury of 12 women three hours to find Ismael Diaz guilty of capital murder.

Diaz claimed he was defending himself in the Copper Caboose parking lot at 56th and Avenue Q last April. But prosecutors say the evidence showed Diaz stabbed both Villareal and Jason Delarosa in a robbery attempt. Delarosa recovered from his injuries. Lubbock County District Attorney Matt Powell says, "A young man lost his life because of a little money and another young man nearly lost his life for a little bit of money"

Powell spoke with the Villareal family. They say the verdict will help begin the healing process.

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