Garcia sentenced for fatal 2016 New Summerfield shooting

by Staff reports
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Garcia sentenced for fatal 2016 New Summerfield shooting

Staff reports

CHEROKEE COUNTY – Emmanuel Garcia received a 20-year prison sentence for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, in a case that stems from the 2016 fatal shooting of a local man, according to a release issued by District Attorney Elmer Beckworth.

The sentence was delivered July 16 at the closing of a jury trial conducted in 369th District Court before Judge Michael Davis.

Maximino Garcia, Emmanuel Garcia and Jose Garcia were all arrested in early March 2017, each were charged with murder in the Oct. 9, 2016, shooting death of Mario Rodriguez of New Summerfield. Rodriguez was found dead inside a truck at CR 4415 and FM 2274 after being reported missing the previous day, according to news reports.

Both Emmanuel and Maximino Garcia fled to Mexico, later arrested by authorities upon their coming back into the United States illegally, the release stated, adding that it was determined that “Emmanuel participated in the ambush of Mario Rodriguez, who was ultimately shot and killed by Maximino Garcia.”

In a separate trial, Maximino Garcia received a 50-year sentence for the murder.
Emmanuel Garcia was represented by by Sravanesh Muralidhar of Tyler, while Beckworth represented the State during the trial.

Beckwork thanked Texas Ranger Nic Castle and investigators with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department for their diligent efforts in the apprehension and investigation.