‘An interest in telling the truth’


The final tally came down to this: one man’s life – a regimented but well-liked Army veteran who ran a business – in exchange for less than $2,000 taken during a January 2012 robbery at T.J.’s Private Club and Cafe near Oak Trail Shores.

District Attorney Rob Christian asked the jury in 355th Judicial District Court during his closing summation to consider if the case showed that the value of a human life in Hood County was only worth “between $1,500 and $2,000.”


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