Big Country pair sentenced to life in prison for attempted capital murder
Two men have been sentenced to life in prison following attempted capital murder convictions Friday in connection to shots fired in January at a Department of Public Safety trooper.
Myron McDonald Junior and Christopher Johnson—both in their early 20s—were arrested January 21 after allegedly shooting at State Trooper Frank Casarez, leading him on a high-speed chase along Interstate 20 and then barricading themselves inside a Colorado City home in an approximate 11 hour standoff.
Their joint jury trial began Tuesday afternoon at the Nolan County Courthouse in Sweetwater. Defense attorneys attempted to prove that a male juvenile who was in the vehicle with McDonald and Johnson was the gunman; however, the jury found McDonald and Johnson guilty Friday afternoon.
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