Closing Arguments Begin Thursday in Wachholtz Trial - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock


Closing Arguments Begin Thursday in Wachholtz Trial

Both sides in the murder trial of Mitchell Wachholtz rested Wednesday afternoon. Wachholtz is charged with the shooting death of 21-year-old Chase Pendleton at the 7-Eleven on 34th and Memphis back in July of last year. 

Wachholtz took the stand in his own defense Wednesday. He told jurors the shooting was in self-defense. Wachholtz referred back to his childhood, time in prison, and drug use as contributing factors to his feeling threatened at the store.

Defense attorneys argue that during the 31-seconds Wachholtz was in the store, he became angry at Pendleton and two of his friends, and chose to go to his van, load a gun, and shoot them.

Closing arguments will begin Thursday morning at 9 a.m.

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