Man guilty of '77 killing of Green Beret stepdad
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - An El Paso jury has found a man guilty of helping his mother kill his stepfather in 1977.
Roger Garrett was found guilty of murder Monday night after about eight hours of jury deliberations.
Garrett was accused of killing Army Maj. Chester Garrett and leaving his body in his car in the desert east of El Paso.
Earlier this year, Roger Garrett's brother, Patrick Garrett, told authorities that his brother had admitted to killing Chester Garrett, a Green Beret. Roger Garrett's attorney told jurors that Patrick Garrett only accused 55-year-old Roger Garrett and their mother, Lisbeth Garrett, after they stopped supporting him financially.
He now faces anywhere from 5 to 99 years in prison.