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Juror falls ill during murder trial, halts proceedings

By ADVOCATE STAFF REPORT
May 25, 2011 at 12:25 a.m.


WHO'S WHO?DEFENSE ATTORNEYS: Trevino is represented by James R. Beeler; Lamas is represented by Alex Luna.

PROSECUTOR: Victoria County District Attorney Steve Tyler

PRESIDING JUDGE: District Judge Stephen Williams

An ill juror brought the second day of testimony in the murder trial of John Anthony Trevino and Gilbert Lamas to an early halt Wednesday morning.

Victoria County District Attorney Steve Tyler said the juror appeared to have a seizure.

Trevino, 33, also known as "Chuke," and Lamas, 32, also known as "Kilo G," both of Victoria, are charged with murder and engaging in organized criminal activity in connection with the June 2002 shooting death of 22-year-old Victoria resident Timothy "Tim" Hunt.

As of Wednesday afternoon, it was not known whether the juror would be well enough to continue the trial, which is scheduled to resume at 9 a.m. Thursday.

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