Man pleads guilty in 2010 killing
Posted On: Tuesday, Mar. 27 2012 10:38 PM
Veiga confesses to driving others to mini-golf course
By Philip Jankowski
Killeen Daily Herald
BELTON — The third defendant in the 2010 killing at a Killeen mini-golf course pleaded guilty Tuesday to first-degree felony murder.
Jose Luis Veiga, 20, submitted a written confession stating he was the driver who brought the two other confessed killers of 19-year-old Jaytuan Lee Hawthorne to the recreational business' parking lot. In the June 2010 murder, the trio intended to steal drugs and money from Hawthorne at gunpoint.
Before sentencing, 27th District Court Judge Joe Carroll heard testimony from Veiga's family and friends who said the defendant was a good kid who made a poor decision the night of the killing.
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