Jury deliberates sentence for Willie Maurice Hervey, Jr.

Jury deliberates sentence for Willie Maurice Hervey, Jr.
(Source: KAUZ)
(Source: KAUZ)
(Source: KAUZ)
(Source: KAUZ)

WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) - A jury is deliberating the punishment for Willie Maurice Hervey, Jr.

Hervey was convicted of murdering Mark Austin Hawkins in 2014 during a drug deal.

He is facing five to 99 years or life in prison and a fine up to $10,000.

During closing arguments, the prosecution argued Hervey chose to execute Hawkins for $250 worth of marijuana.

They also said Hervey chose the "gang life" and deserves life in prison.

Members of the prosecution also pointed out Hervey is a member of the 107 Hoova Crips.

The defense argued Hervey deserves a second chance and should receive the minimum five-year sentence.

Jesse Canales is in the courtroom tweeting the latest developments of this sentencing phase.

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