Prosecutors rest their case in the first Twin Peaks shooting trial

Jasmin Caldwell reports.

WACO - Prosecutors rested their case Tuesday in the Twin Peaks Biker trial of Christopher Jacob Carrizal.

Things became tense when prosecutors called Chuck Carrizal to testify about what his brother Jake Carrizal meant when he told members of a Bandido support group to bring their tools on a trip to Waco, just two hours before the Twin Peaks shooting.

“You ever heard a Bandido use the term tools to mean fire arms or weapons?” Prosecuting Attorney Michael Jarrett said.

“No sir,” Chuck Carrizal said.

 “Would you be surprised to know that out of all the bikes searched at Twin Peaks no one found a tool kit?" Jarrett said.

During cross-examination Carrizal told defense attorney Casie Gotro he was nervous. He became emotional as she questioned him about the love he had for his older brother.

Gotro: “You know your brother meant guns by that don't you?” 

Carrizal: “Yes Ma'am.” 

Gotro: “I know this isn't easy for you to talk about this, I get that. You love your brother, don't you?” 

Carrizal: “Yes, very much. "I don’t want to see anything bad happen to him. I don’t want to see him get hurt.” 

In the three and a half weeks of testimony there has been very little to no evidence shown to jurors of Jake Carrizal committing acts of violence himself.  There was one witness who testified a biker with a yellow helmet fired the first shot that day. Jurors have also been told Carrizal owns a yellow helmet.

The charges Carrizal faces are of directing the activities of a criminal street gang, organized criminal activity with the underlying offense of murder, and organized activity with the underlying offense of aggravated assault.

Court resumes Wednesday at 1 p.m. 54th District Court Judge Matt Johnson said he wanted to give the defense time to line up their witnesses and have them ready to testify. 

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