- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 13, 2015

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - In a story Oct. 12 about a man convicted of killing a Bexar County sheriff’s deputy, The Associated Press incorrectly stated that a jury will not consider the death penalty or life imprisonment without parole. The story should have stated the jury “will now consider” those two sentencing options instead of “not consider.”

A corrected version of the story is below:

Man convicted of capital murder in deputy’s ambush slaying

Man convicted of capital murder in random ambush slaying of Bexar County deputy

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A jury deliberated for less than an hour before finding a man guilty of capital murder in the random 2011 ambush slaying of a deputy stopped at a traffic light in San Antonio.

A jury will now consider whether Mark Anthony Gonzalez gets the death penalty or life imprisonment without parole for the fatal shooting of Bexar (bayr) County Sheriff’s Sgt. Kenneth Vann. Vann was shot 46 times while responding to a non-emergency call in his patrol car.

Investigators say Gonzalez was drunk and on anti-depression medication when he opened fire on Vann, leaving his body unrecognizable.

Testimony begins Tuesday in the penalty phase.


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