Felix Resendez (Jail photo)
WACO (October 16, 2013)--Jurors deliberated for just a little more than a half-hour Wednesday afternoon before finding a former Waco man guilty of murder in a deadly New Year’s Day shooting in 2003.
Felix Resendez, 34, was sentenced to life in prison and fined $10,000.
Jurors returned the verdict at around 3 p.m. Wednesday and then
decided punishment late Wednesday afternoon.
Resendez was accused of killing Sammy Sedillio, 21, who was shot in the back during a New Year’s party at Resendez’s home on Proctor Avenue.
Sedillio’s body was found dumped on the curb in the 1600 block of West Street in Waco.
"This verdict gives the Sedillio family closure to the senseless murder of their family member over 10 years ago, said Assistant District Attorney Gabrielle Massey.
"This jury's message will ring loud and clear that justice may be delayed but never denied in McLennan County," she said.
Resendez was arrested on a Waco warrant on April 25, 2012 after deputies from the U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Task Force tracked him to Houston.