Man found guilty of murder in Texas court shooting

By: MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press
By: MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - A Houston man has been convicted of murder in the shooting of a 79-year-old woman outside a Texas courthouse.

Jurors convicted 42-year-old Bartholomew Granger on Tuesday of capital murder in the death of Minnie Ray Sebolt last March.

Granger admitted that he opened fire on his daughter outside the courthouse in downtown Beaumont. But he insisted he did not kill Sebolt, a bystander who was shot dead as she accompanied a relative to the courthouse.

Jurors will now hear testimony and decide whether the former truck driver and rapper heads to prison for life without chance of parole or to death row. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

Granger testified that he shot his daughter for testifying against him in a sexual assault case.

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