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2 Victoria men found guilty of crimes

By Gheni_Platenburg
Aug. 12, 2011 at 3:12 a.m.
Updated Aug. 13, 2011 at 3:13 a.m.


Two Victoria men were found guilty of charges on Thursday.

A jury took 30 minutes to find Ronald Gene Hurst, 57, of Victoria, guilty of five counts of possession of child pornography, a third degree felony.

He was indicted in March.

Hurst was sentenced to two years probation for each count plus a $2,000 fine.

He will also have to register as a sex offender.

Assistant Victoria County District Attorneys Brian Hrach and Johnna Stallings prosecuted the case.

District Judge Robert Cheshire presided over the case.

Hurst was represented by defense attorney Tali Villafranca.

Additionally, Christopher George Vega, 29, was found guilty of deadly conduct/discharging a firearm, a third degree felony.

He was sentenced to four years in prison.

In December, Vega discharged a gun in the direction of a home, according to his March indictment.

Vega was represented by defense attorney James R. Beeler, while Assistant Victoria County District Attorney Eli Garza prosecuted the case. District Judge Skipper Koetter presided over the trial.

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