Jurors have begun deliberating the fate of a Houston man convicted of capital murder for a bystander's death during a shooting rampage last year outside a Texas courthouse.
The jury got the case after closing arguments Tuesday in the punishment phase of Bartholomew Granger's trial in Galveston.
A Galveston County jury convicted Granger last week in the death of 79-year-old Minnie Ray Sebolt. Investigators say he was trying to shoot his daughter outside the Jefferson County Courthouse in Beaumont after she testified against him in a sexual assault case.
Prosecutors asked jurors to sentence Granger to death, calling him a "very evil man." His defense attorneys asked for life in prison without parole.
Granger was removed from court Tuesday because he laughed and talked during prosecutors' closing arguments.