BREAKING (KCEN) -- Cummings has been sentenced to death for the murder of 21-year-old Keenan Hubert and 17-year-old Tyus Sneed in March of last year.
There is an automatic appeal when the death penalty is sentenced.
McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna released the following statement about the trial:
"We are extremely pleased with the jury's verdict and careful consideration they gave this case. Also, we are pleased that we were able to achieve justice for the families of Tyus Sneed and Keenan Hubert as well as Marion Bible and Deontrae Majors. Rickey Cummings' pattern of escalating violence and brutality were choices that he made. This jury's verdict sends a strong message that violence in McLennan County will be met with firm justice and the upmost consequences. I want to thank Michael Jarrett and Greg Davis for all of their hard work as well as numerous investigators and staff that helped bring justice for these victims and their families."
(KCEN) -- The jury has begun deliberations in the sentencing phase of the Rickey Cummings double murder trial.
Closing arguments were given today after the prosecution called witnesses Monday and the defense called witnesses on Tuesday.
Last week, Cummings was found guilty of shooting and killing 21-year-old Keenan Hubert and 17-year-old Tyus Sneed in March of last year.
Cummings faces the death penalty or life in prison without parole.