Texas Man Convicted Of Murder In Cousin’s Beating Death

LUBBOCK (August 15, 2013)—Danny Ray Martinez, 24, could be sentenced to as much as to life in prison after he was convicted in the beating death of his cousin.

The attack happened as the men argued about their wives, who are sisters.

Jurors on Wednesday convicted Martinez of murder in the December incident that led to the death of Eddie Moreno, 34, who suffered head trauma during the fight with Martinez.

Both men had been drinking, police said.

A Lubbock police report says Moreno evidently was upset with his wife and attacked her at a residence.

Moreno then cursed at his cousin's wife for trying to check on her sister, authorities said.

Martinez told police he was mad that Moreno cursed out his wife.