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Man convicted of murder in death of student

WACO, Texas (AP) — A McLennan County jury has convicted a man of murder in the March drive-by shooting death of a high school student at a Waco park.

Jurors Thursday convicted 29-year-old Willie Contreras, rejecting his contention he was just trying to scare 17-year-old Nathan Romo and others in his pickup and saw no danger in firing 11 shots in the truck’s direction.

The Waco Tribune-Herald reports the punishment phase begins Friday. Contreras faces up to life in prison.

Contreras told jurors he was “truly sorry” for causing the death of Romo, a student in Lorena, south of Waco.

According to testimony, Contreras and his 17-year-old nephew, Leonard Trey Nino, met up with Romo and others because Nino and Romo’s friend planned to fight.

Nino’s murder trial is set for Oct. 25.


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