WICHITA FALLS, Texas (TNN) - UPDATE: Life in prison, that was the sentence handed down to a Wichita Falls man in 78th district court on Wednesday.
Robert Fleeks’ murder charge has been dropped for now. The district attorney’s office said the woman’s family feels justice has been served.
Fleeks and his defense team said they will appeal the conviction, but the prosecution said they feel confident their case will be upheld.
“We feel good about the case,” district attorney John Gillespie said, “and that it will be upheld, but you never know. If we do need to go around and file the murder case we can.”
Dobie Kosub is the chief felony prosecutor for Wichita County. He said, “thankfully we get to live in a community where the jury saw the truth and the judge delivered the justice. I appreciate that.”
A Wichita Falls man has been found guilty on two counts of felony unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon.
Robert Fleeks was accused of using the weapon in question to murder a 30-year-old woman back in 2016.
Monday, former 78th district court Judge Barney Fudge dismissed the case number accompanied with Fleeks’ murder charge, but sources at the district attorney’s office said he would still be tried.
For procedural purposes, the prosecution had Fleeks tried for his two counts of unlawful possession first.
Fleeks originally pleaded not guilty to all three charges.
Sentencing continued on Wednesday for Fleeks, and was handed down by Judge Meredith Kennedy of the 78th district court.