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New Death Sentence Imposed in North Texas

On March 23, 2012, jurors in Johnson County sentenced Mark Anthony Soliz to death for the murder of 61-year-old Nancy Weatherly during a crime spree in 2010 that stretched across Johnson and Tarrant Counties.  Soliz also faces capital murder charges in Tarrant County for the murder of deliveryman Ruben Martinez, who was shot on the same day that Weatherly was killed.  According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the jury deliberated for an hour about the sentence.

This is the sixth death sentence imposed in Johnson County since 1976.  It is the second new death sentence in Texas to date in 2012.  Last year, there were a total of eight new death sentences in Texas.

Read more in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.