Senior Cesar Cortes, 19, was shot to death by a 16-year-old friend in Jan. 2020. At the time, sources told ABC13 the shooting was unintentional while the younger teen was showing off the gun.
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The shooter, who hasn't been publicly identified due to his age, was found guilty of manslaughter, the Bellaire police chief confirmed on Friday. The trial has entered the punishment phase.
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The deadly shooting prompted calls for greater secuity at the campus. A rally organized by the Bellaire High School chapter of Students Demand Action, a gun safety activist group, included at least 100 students who chanted "Justice for Cesar" while holding up homemade signs in a school courtyard.
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