Cop killers to learn their fate

October 26, 2009 2:51:41 PM PDT
Two men who were found guilty of murdering the first female Hispanic police officer in the Houston Police Department will soon learn their punishment. The sentencing phase is underway in the trial of Bruno Aviles and Andrew Garcia. A jury found them both guilty of murder on Friday.

The two men were arguing about a vehicle with the Ortega family when they fired into an apartment in July of 2008. The shots hit Velia Ortega who died weeks later from her injuries at the hospital. She was 78 years old.

A third man, Raziel Munoz, pleaded guilty to murder and is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday.

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