Garza Appeal Denied - Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

Garza Appeal Denied

Garza Appeal Denied

(Source: Wichita County District Attorney) (Source: Wichita County District Attorney)
WICHITA FALLS, TX -

Nearly a year after being convicted for killing ex-girlfriend Monica Partida at her Wichita Falls home on February 8th, 2012 Jerry Joe Garza was denied an appeal by the 7th District Court of Appeals in Amarillo, Texas just yesterday.

The murder and pre-trial actions were heavily publicized in the Wichita County area. The murder and Garza had gained enough attention locally that Judge Barney Fudge moved the trial to nearby Denton County.

After two months and 21 days in court of prosecution presenting photos, physical, and DNA evidence the jury agreed that Garza was the killer. Garza was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole. 

In Garza's appeal, he claims that Judge Barney Fudge do enough to warn about the importance of attending his own trial. The appeals court rejected the complaint. Meaning that new evidence would need to be presented for Garza to ever have another shot at appealing. 

For now, according to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Garza remains in jail and is currently being held in Beeville, Texas at the McConnell Facility. 

To view Garza's affirmation of conviction you can click on the attached pic.


To view Garza's offender details and status according to the TDCJ click this link.

If you would like a recap of the 21 day trial, click this link to Monica's Murder.

Copyright 2016 KAUZ News All Rights Reserved

  • News HeadlinesNewsMore>>

  • Fleetwood Mac announces North American tour

    Fleetwood Mac announces North American tour

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 12:12 PM EDT2018-04-25 16:12:58 GMT
    Wednesday, April 25 2018 12:12 PM EDT2018-04-25 16:12:58 GMT
    The Fleetwood Mac tour, minus Lindsey Buckingham, begins in October and continues until April 2019. (Source: Evan Agostini/AP)The Fleetwood Mac tour, minus Lindsey Buckingham, begins in October and continues until April 2019. (Source: Evan Agostini/AP)

    The Fleetwood Mac tour begins in October and continues until April 2019 - but without Lindsey Buckingham.

    The Fleetwood Mac tour begins in October and continues until April 2019 - but without Lindsey Buckingham.

  • Police try to unlock phone with dead man's finger in Florida

    Police try to unlock phone with dead man's finger in Florida

    Sunday, April 22 2018 2:55 PM EDT2018-04-22 18:55:10 GMT
    Wednesday, April 25 2018 9:32 AM EDT2018-04-25 13:32:51 GMT
    (Source: Pixabay)(Source: Pixabay)

    Florida authorities went to a funeral home and used a dead man's finger to try to unlock his cellphone as part of their investigation.

    Florida authorities went to a funeral home and used a dead man's finger to try to unlock his cellphone as part of their investigation.

  • Dream job: Harley-Davidson paid interns get a motorcycle too

    Dream job: Harley-Davidson paid interns get a motorcycle too

    Monday, April 23 2018 9:35 AM EDT2018-04-23 13:35:31 GMT
    Wednesday, April 25 2018 9:32 AM EDT2018-04-25 13:32:48 GMT
    Eight college students or recent graduates will have the enviable task of being paid to ride a Harley and share their adventures on social media. (Source: Pixabay)Eight college students or recent graduates will have the enviable task of being paid to ride a Harley and share their adventures on social media. (Source: Pixabay)

    Harley-Davidson is offering free motorcycles for those who join its paid summer internship program.

    Harley-Davidson is offering free motorcycles for those who join its paid summer internship program.

Powered by Frankly