Former Customs and Border Protection Officer’s Attempted Murder Trial Begins
Edinburg (KFXV) — In an Hidalgo County courtroom, a former Customs and Border Protection Officer made his first appearance in an attempted murder trial.
The former Customs and Border Protection Officer faced a ‘criminal attempted murder’ charge, three years ago– however this week, his case is being reviewed at a state district court.
According to investigators, 44-year-old, Randal Wayne Stutterfield is believed to have shot Gus Guerra on the morning of February 7th, 2014.
Reports from that time, suggest the victim was a family member to Stutterfield’s girlfriend– and the shooting happened as a result of a domestic dispute.
The alleged gunman, fled the bloody scene but, was detained at the Falfurrias checkpoint.
After three years, today new evidence is being reviewed in court to determine the status of Stutterfield in this case.
One by one, the items presented in the courtroom were displayed to the jury. Authorities say, Stutterfield carried them at the time of the incident.
The trial is expected to continue through tomorrow, with more witnesses testifying in this case.
If convicted, Stutterfield could face between two to 20 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines.