KILLEEN, Texas — A jury found Erica Brownlee and James Pinkard guilty of murder Friday after almost seven hours of deliberation.
Testimonies for the case began Wednesday in the case involving two people charged with murder in the 2017 killing of a man.
Brownlee and Pinkard were charged with murder in the death of 38-year-old Rocky Marsh at the Morgan Manor Apartments. Officials said Marsh was found dead at the apartments, beaten and stabbed with a screwdriver multiple times.
The Bell County District Attorney’s Office reviewed the case, and Shamar Lewis, Pinkard, Brownlee and Elijah Jones were charged.
Testimonies continued Thursday. By the end of the day, the state and defense each rested their case.
The state focused on surveillance video shot from inside and outside the Texan Mart where the victim, suspects and witnesses reportedly encountered each other.
The state showed the 30 minutes of footage leading up to Marsh's encounter with the suspects.
Audio from the surveillance camera seems to include Pinkard accuse Marsh of pulling a knife followed by Pinkard telling Marsh "Be here when I get back, and you'll see how many people are here."
Marsh seems to respond by saying, "I'm not going to be here."
During cross examination, a detective said they found no evidence Marsh had a knife.
The pair is scheduled to be sentenced March 6.