Jacinto Jimenez found guilty of murder in fentanyl death

Published: Sep. 27, 2023 at 3:47 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 27, 2023 at 7:57 PM CDT
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WICHITA FALLS, Texas (KAUZ) - Day two of testimony in the Jacinto Jimenez case ended after he was found guilty of the murder of Andres Diaz.

The second day of the trial began with the prosecution calling an undercover officer to the stand to be questioned about a warrant issued on June 29, 2022.

During that search warrant, the officer found Percocet pills in a wax-like container under Jimenez’s bed.

Prosecutors gave their closing statements, emphasizing Jimenez willingly gave two Percocet pills to Leigha Smith, knowing they contained Fentanyl. Smith then shared the pills with Diaz, leading to his death.

The prosecutor quoted a doctor who testified yesterday, saying Jimenez knew these little Percocet pills were dangerous.

During the defense closing statements, Jimenez’s lawyer stated the prosecution didn’t prove without a doubt that Jimenez was guilty. His lawyer says, “The prosecution just wants you to look over key elements and charge him with murder.”

The defense said the only thing Jimenez was guilty of was possessing a controlled substance. The defense finished by stating Leigha Smith would see her day in court.

Stick with News Channel 6 as we learn more about this case.