The Lubbock Grand Jury returned indictments for murder and cruelty to animals on Tuesday.
The Grand Jury indicted Mitchell Wachholtz for the murder of 21-year-old Chase Pendleton outside a Lubbock convenience store earlier this month.
Dameon Pakus was also indicted on murder charges. The 17-year old Lubbock teen is accused of shooting Derrick Faulkenberry in a Lubbock apartment complex last month. However, in police reports, Pakus reportedly said he thought the gun was empty.
The grand jury indicted Lubbock resident Tyson Mullins on federal animal cruelty charges. Police say the 22-year-old beat his girlfriend's 8-week-old puppy to death last month. He claimed he did it because the dog went to the bathroom on his pillow.
NewsChannel 11 has also learned there are no charges in the death of Texas Tech student Ross Baker. Last month, Baker went into the wrong home and was shot by the owner who though the Tech student was burglarizing his home. Baker's family claims he was intoxicated and unaware of his surroundings.
Tuesday's Grand Jury decisions means all those indicted may now face a jury of their peers.
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